How might we foster hope among so much grief and cyclical injustice in the world? Christopher Mack begins this season of Advent slowing down to glimpse with the prophet Isaiah, a word that might remake our world. [Isaiah 2:1-5] Reflection What ruts of routine or quicksands of status quo are constraining your life or world? How might you move in […]
Whose Apocalypse Is It Anyway?
How might I endure in the presence of fear without being overcome by it? Christopher Mack looks at an apocalyptic biblical text, and how it invites us to reflect on our own fears, challenges, tragedies, and violence in light of the Jesus Way. [Luke 21:5-8, 10-13, 17-19] Reflection How might the name of Jesus guide and ground you in chaotic […]
As we recount God’s goodness, what are the ways we’re invited to embody that goodness for others? Weylin Lee explores how we might embody the goodness of Christ in seasons of disruption and challenge. [Psalm 145: 1-5, 17-21] Reflection In what ways are we invited to participate in restorative justice? How might we practice proximity with the most vulnerable? What […]
Cultivating Our Soul
What is the movement that we are invited to as we cultivate our souls? Weylin Lee explores how tending our souls centers us around love, invites us into harmony with others, and forms us in humility. [Romans 12:9-16] Reflection When it comes to our participation, how are we invited to tend our soul and create space for others? How is […]
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” […]
Forming a New Way of Life
In this season of Easter and resurrection, Weylin Lee reflects on how we are forming new patterns and a new way of life that Jesus invites us toward [John 21:1-19]. Reflection How might making space for sacraments help disrupt our default patterns? What does our version of feeding and tending to the vulnerable look like? What is our tension with […]
Fits and Starts
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?