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diversity

To The Ecotone of Authenticity

Marlon Hall facilitates an ecological conversation about diversity and reflects on the invitation towards cross-pollination and authenticity [Genesis 1:1-3]. Reflection -What if the gritty spaces we are socially and racially in are an invitation to grow a new culture? -Is diversity an end or a means to the end of a new cultural authenticity? Resources Folklore Films Spiritual Practice -Meet […]

Thisness

Judy Peterson reflects on how God creates everything with intent and purpose and how each of us is a unique reflection of the image of God [Genesis 1:26-27]. Reflection What are the”thats” that are not a part of the “THIS” God had created you to be? Who are the “thems” to which you tend to conform and how might God […]

Post-Homily Processing: Journey of Empathy and LGBTQ Diversity

On March 25th, after liturgy, we will share a time of processing our journey of empathy and LGBTQ diversity at Vox. Please be sure to listen to the March 4th homily and read over the resources provided below before our time together. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on the Facebook event page. Details on Facebook Resources: Journey description March […]

Journey of Empathy and LGBTQ Diversity

The following Journey Description is a living document that will continue to be shaped by our community as we continue on this journey together. Similar to Vox’s Values, it is not part of our culture to craft statements top down and vote on it. Rather, we lived life together for 10 years and then put into words our journey to […]

Belonging

Gena Minnix talks about what it means to belong and the vision Jesus left us with for Christian community [Matthew 28:16-20]. Reflection: Who among us needs to hear the message, “You belong”? How do I enjoy being playful with God and others? Resources: Article: Don’t Think You Have a Yoga Body? Video: Whose Line is It Anyway Improv Video: Don’t […]

Values: Participation

As we continue our series on our Vox Values, Elizabeth explores how the metaphor of the human body help us participate together [1 Corinthians 12]. Value of Participation We live in a culture where being in a church means shopping and consuming community. We invite you into a beautiful alternative, Liturgy, which means “the work of the people.” Find your […]

Empathy II

As we continue our series on our Vox Values, Gideon Tsang interviews Geeta Mondol to discuss how the value of Empathy is experienced and practiced in her center for the differently abled in New Dehli, India [1 Corinthians 8]. Value of Empathy Theologians use “incarnation” to refer to God’s radical act of empathy: God became like us, in order to […]

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