Liturgy Ever-present God,you meet us in the borderlands,in places neither here nor there, at times when we are well out of our comfort zone; even if we don’t know where we’re going,when we feel most lost, you are there: thank you, God. We thank you for all we can learn fromour siblings who live on theedge, in the borderlands: about […]
What helps us “leave home” in trust? On this second Sunday of Lent, Gena St. David sifts through our unsettling experiences of leaving the familiar in parallel with Abraham’s journey into the unknown. [Genesis 12:1-4] Reflection How are you “leaving home” (identity, loyalty, authority) in this season? What’s helping you “leave home” in trust? Who are you “leaving home” with?
During this season of Lent, David Wallace reflects on our journey of wanting to be on our own and how God continually invites us back home [Luke 15:11-32]. Reflection Where are we being lured in our lives by Henri Nouwen’s “three human lies” (I am what I have, I am what I do, I am what other people say or […]
Naomi Jackson reflects on the life of Solomon and why God gave him what he asked for and what he didn’t ask for and how that impacts our understanding of wisdom [1 Kings 3:6-14]. Reflection What do we learn about the character of God from their response to Solomon? How does wisdom frame the relationship between humans and God? How […]
James Alison reflects on how we might be scandalized and what our response would be to the presence of Jesus [Mark 6:1-6]. Reflection What are you scandalized by and what does your scandal stop you from seeing? What does it mean to be scandalized by Jesus? Why are prophets likely to give scandal?
Gideon Tsang reflects on how we can slowly practice getting out of the hell of our minds and into the experience of heaven that’s at hand. Christina Cotham and Judy Peterson also share their reflections on this text [Acts 7:54-60]. Reflection What does heaven on earth feel like for you? How can you cherish the moments when you’re at home […]
Gideon Tsang reflects on what we might find in God’s home, which is us [Psalm 84]. Reflection How is God inviting you into yourself this week? Where are you in your pilgrimage to find your own strength? Spiritual Practice Reflect on how comfortable we are with ourselves. Are you comfortable with yourself? What parts are you not comfortable with? What […]