Stories tagged:
justice

What Gods We Trust

In a world enamored with violent power over others, ensuring security for only some, Christopher Mack shares an alternative empire defying wisdom from those on the margins. [2 Kings 5:1-14] Reflection Where might you glimpse God in the surprises, setbacks, and ordinary moments of your life? How might you listen to the wisdom of the marginalized this week? How can […]

The Face of Nonviolence

In a time of upheaval and in a culture of violence, Gena St.David guides us to consider how our spiritual community might become known for its immunity to violence through acts of creative confrontation, surprising defiance, and disruptive humor.  [Luke 9:51-58]. Reflection What have we been taught about Jesus’ nonviolence? How does a passive understanding of “turn the other cheek” […]

Lamentations: An Act of Love + Liberation

On Juneteenth, Virginia Cumberbatch invites us into practices of acknowledgement, confession, and lament on our collective journey of liberation  [Romans 5:1-5]. What might the church need to acknowledge before sojourning on its journey of reconciliation and justice? How might we individually and corporately consider lamenting racial injustice and collective harm? How can you lean into God’s definition of righteousness and […]

Joining the Song of Triune Love

Christopher Mack imagines Jesus’ prayer for our active participation in God’s Love and call to work alongside those struggling, afraid, and forgotten. [John 17:20-26]. Reflection What is it like to imagine Jesus’ praying for you? Where do you or your world feel fragmented? How might you open yourself to God’s Love and Oneness? How might you move yourself to the […]

Welcoming Discomfort

During this season of Lent, Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to welcome discomfort as we reflect on Jesus’ journey towards death [John 12:1-11]. Reflection How are you invited into the vulnerability of practicing or receiving extravagant love? What is your invitation to practice sabbatical year rhythms that center around the poor? Practice Be vulnerable in extravagant love. […]

Reimagining Service

Weylin Lee, Lena Martinez-Wolfinger, Madyson Russell and Kimberly Culbertson reflect together on how Vox is invited to reimagine service in a season of transition and change [Jeremiah 29:4-7]. Reflection What have you appreciated and valued about the Vox community? How has this pandemic created an awareness of needs that you had not noticed before? Practice What’s in the pantry? What […]

The Planting of the Lord

Jeff Chu reflects on God’s grace and how our gratitude for that grace is the driving force for whatever work we do in the world [Isaiah 61]. Reflection Where do you see evidence of God’s grace in your life? How can you cultivate a discipline of holy gratitude? Practice Spend time in the presence of oak trees.  Reflect on God’s […]

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