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 […]
Judy Peterson reflects on how the incarnation of Jesus invites us to live our faith in an embodied way [Luke 7:11-22]. Reflection What do you long to see made manifest in this world? When was the last time you were moved from your innermost being and how did you respond?
Kelly Cutbirth reflects on how Jesus modeled another way of authority and how we’re invited to embody this truer way of authority as we lead and follow others [Mark 1:21-28]. Reflection What ideas about authority am I being invited to let go of?How can I use my authority to care for and restore freedom to others? Practice Authority grounded in […]
James Alison reflects on how the good news of God is God’s own self and the invitation for us to repent which is meant to soften our hearts [Mark 1:14-20]. Reflection Why does the good news of God have anything to do with repentance? Why Galilee? Why fishers? And why brothers?
Jane Patterson reflects on how we might practice courageous speaking and listening that makes space for discerning God’s truth and guidance in these times of difficult conversations [1 Samuel 3:1-10, 11-20]. Reflection What do you know from your own experience of courageous speaking: what factors help others listen to you? What do you know from your own experience of courageous […]