David Wallace reflects on how doubt and belief coexist and both are necessary in our journey of faith [John 20:19-29]. Reflection When has your certainty led to unforgiveness? How does trusting in God change your understanding of having faith, despite living in a world with such suffering? Resources Book: The Sin of Certainty (Peter Enns)
On this Easter Sunday, Christopher Mack reflects on the paradox of resurrection love and the invitation that Jesus’ nonviolence offers us towards peacemaking [Luke 24:1-11]. Reflection Where is Christ inviting you to shift perspectives to find life in death? How might forgiveness, righteous anger, and nonviolent resistance call you toward hopeful action?
Gena St. David reflects on what helps us not lose heart in the midst of grief especially in our personal and communal experiences [2 Corinthians 4:13-16]. Reflection How is God renewing us as a Vox community? What do we need to grieve to make space for what’s next? And how might that grief moves us toward grace? Practice Express Grief. […]
James Alison reflects on how Jesus’ death undoes the world of sacrifice from within [John 3:14-21]. Reflection Is Jesus’ death really a sacrifice? How did Jesus’ death undo our whole world of judgment and condemnation built on sacrifice? The little word “so” in the most famous verse in the Bible has two possible meanings. “For God loved the world so […]
Gideon Tsang speaks about how we see ourselves, God, and our healing [Matthew 18:15-35]. Reflection: Who has permission in our lives to help us see what we can’t see? How does that feel to know that God’s love and forgiveness is limitless? Resources: Podcast: This American Life -Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville Book: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg […]
As we continue in the season of Easter, Gideon Tsang talks about how we might define spiritual fermentation in our lives [John 21:1-17]. Reflection: What are some expectations that we’ve had but are not what is reality right now? What season in your life and relationship with God is ending or has ended so that you can experience new things? […]