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Waters of Baptism

Jason Minnix talks about being immersed into change as we hear the stories of Grace Minnix, Noah Tsang, Zachary Lee and Madeline Strickland [Matthew 3:1-6,13-17]. Reflection: How does it feel to be chosen and marked by love, the delight of God’s life? What if it’s true that God accepts every part of us without hesitation?

Easter: Surviving Death

As we celebrate Easter, Gideon Tsang reflects on what it feel like to survive death and to be birthed into a new way of life and living [Jeremiah 31:1-6]. Reflection: What grace can you find in the desert seasons of your life? How can God’s unchanging love revise your life story? Resources: Video: Angel’s Landing Hike Video: James Turrell- The […]

Lent: Waiting For Resolution

Gena Minnix talks about how we reflect on and respond to waiting in this season of Lent [Psalm 130:1-8]. Reflection: How might sharing my feelings, needs, and wants with God help me while I’m waiting? How might God use the ‘waiting’ parts of my life to write an exceptionally good story? Resources: Podcast: Missing Richard Simmons Practices: Voicing to God […]

Lent: Suffering

John Chandler reflects on what will come of our season of lent where we open ourselves up to brokenness, grief and suffering [Romans 5:1-11]. Reflection What suffering already might be present for you to take hold of? How have you not allowed hope to birth out of your suffering?

Kindness to the Other

Jason Minnix explores how to respond to violence with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and difficult people in our lives and world [Matthew 5:38-48]. Reflection: What in my life needs kindness today? How can I extend compassion to the people who are difficult for me to love? Resources: Book: Rosenberg, Marshall. “Nonviolent Communication.”

Stories We Tell

Sarah Berson explores the stories we tell about ourselves and about God [2 Peter 1:16-21]. Reflection: What am I hiding that God is inviting me to bring into the light? What would it look like to share my fears with God in a meaningful way this week? Resources Video: Hail Caesar – Religious Leaders Meeting Icons: Jesus’ Parables -illustrations by […]

Maturing Obedience

Weylin Lee talks about the things that a maturing obedience should move us towards and how they might help us make life-giving decisions instead of life-limiting ones [Psalm 119:33-40]. Reflection: How can we live from our heart instead of our ego? What would a movement toward contentment look like? Resources: Podcast: This American Life-Fine Print Podcast: On Being- Joan Chittister […]