Jeff Chu reflects on where the Good News is as we continue to navigate difficult and disruptive transitions in our lives and those around us [Mark 6:14-29]. Reflection What are the things that, like Herod’s worldly allegiances, keep you from the allure of holy mystery? What might help you remember the heart of why Jesus’s name became known—the good news […]
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?
Jane Patterson reflects on the interaction Jesus had with the woman who touched his robe in order to be healed and what it means for our calling to serve others [Mark 5:21-43]. Reflection Who has touched you in the last year? Who has touched you in the last week? Who has touched us? Resources Church: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Minneapolis)
Insil Kang reflects on how our community has been and will need to prepare as we come back together physically and continue the work that God is inviting us towards collectively [Mark 4:35-41]. Reflection How have we been preparing to come back together physically, to continue this ministry at Vox? What have we seen and heard in God’s working in […]
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 […]
Weylin Lee reflects on how even though we typically fast and deny our body during Lent, we might also be invited to connect with our bodies and practice embodiment to connect with God [John 2:13-22]. Reflection How are you invited to embody disruption towards injustice this Lent? What are the “thin places” you can explore and experiment with this Lent? […]
Matt Inman reflects on how disorientation invites us to create space to honor both our hardship and a deepening gratitude and love. Erin Inman and Jason Ikpatt also share reflections from their own experiences [Mark 8:29-33]. Reflection What experiences do you find most difficult to validate or legitimize? Where were you most surprised by where love or connection showed up […]