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iACT Red Bench Conversation [Dec 5]

Vox’s new local partner for the next couple of years is Interfaith Action of Central Texas. iACT cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service, and celebration. One of the ways our community is invited to participate is through their Red Bench conversations, which are ongoing intentional dialogues designed to address one of the most pressing needs of our time: improving […]

Indivisible from Justice for All

How might we re-imagine God’s justice in a restorative framework rather than a primarily punitive one? On Christ the King Sunday, Christopher Mack reexamines scriptures on God’s justice and judgment through a lens of nonviolent theology and restorative justice. [Matthew 25:31-40] Reflection Where are you struggling to see God at work in our divisive, violent, over-consumptive, and destructive world? When […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.11.26

Liturgy Create a throne room for yourself here,O Christ, but let it be the empty seat beside the anxiousthe lonely chair next to the confusedthe vacant pew next to the hungryand reign as sovereign over the forgottenMay your reign be a mockery to the worldbut good news to those who seek out truthand may we join them in the searchfinding […]

Vox Artist Open Call [By Dec 3]

In partnership with the Vox community, our Artist in Residence Marcus Clarke will be helping curate an upcoming art show based on the question, “What is Your Voice?” We are inviting the community to submit their interest in participation, and we welcome all forms of medium as we explore interpretations of this theme. To accommodate written forms of art, a zine […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.11.12

Liturgy We gather together as the rhythms of nature begin to slow, cool, anddarken. The nights grow longer, the trees prepare to hibernate, and weseek our own sense of rest.God of the Heavens and the Earth, teach us to see, hear, and tastethe inherent wisdom woven throughout creation.Open our eyes to recognize that wisdom is not found in the endlesspursuit […]

Finding Wisdom

What does wisdom mean to you? Gena St. David glimpses the wisdom of nature as shared through life, trees, and rain. We are invited to consider how we might find spiritual wisdom in the cycle of connection, disconnection, and reconnection embodied in nature and the life of Jesus. [Proverbs 3:13-20] Reflection What wisdom have you learned by observing patterns in […]

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.11.05

Liturgy Lord, today your saints come to you tired.Our demands on ourselves this week have been loud.The voices around us load us downwith ideas about how we can become holier,better leaders, more righteous, more pure, more productive.We want to do your good work in a hurting world,but dumbbells of expectation weigh down our arms.Our very muscles bear witness to our […]