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Centering Around Christ

Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to center ourselves and our community around Christ in this next season together and we navigate reconnection and transition [Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12]. Reflection How can we center ourselves around the embodiment of Jesus’ life and teachings? Where can we let go of power and privilege to embrace downward mobility? Whom are the […]

Blessed Be the Lord

Virginia Cumberbatch reflects on what it looks like to praise in the midst of the difficult season we have all been enduring [Psalm 124]. Reflection How are you giving yourself permission to share and express gratitude for God’s preservation, presence and protection? How will you express praise this week/in this season? Resources Song: Good (One House Worship) Song: You Keep […]

We Are Not Other

David Wallace reflects on how our need for belonging can lead us to experiencing being othered and how Jesus invites us to see ourselves and others [Mark 9:38-50]. Reflection Reflect on a time when you felt “othered” and a time when you “othered” someone else. What feelings come to the surface for each? Recall a moment that contributed to masking […]

What Does it Mean to be Rejected?

Gena St David reflects on where we might find comfort in the Christ story when we suffer rejection for living what God invites us into [Mark 8:31-37]. Reflection Which relationships help us endure rejection? Where might the Spirit be inviting us to risk rejection and wage “good conflict”? How might the Christ story comfort us when we suffer rejection? Practice […]

Ordinary Faith

Weylin Lee reflects on our invitation to practice ordinary faith that’s grounded in mercy as we push against celebrity culture [James 2:1-17]. Reflection What does it mean for us to push against celebrity culture in our community? How can we make space to reflect on and receive mercy in our lives? How are we integrating the teachings and life of […]

Our Heart is Central to Our Faith

Simone Talma Flowers reflects on Jesus’ invitation to examine our hearts and to experience healing through God’s love [Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23]. Reflection Are there areas of my heart that are hardened and shut off? How do I invite God in my life and heal my heart? How can God’s love be central in my heart?

The Bread Come Down from Heaven

James Alison reflects on what Jesus is inviting us to when he asks us to eat the bread and drink of the life that he offers us [John 6:51-69]. Reflection What is the difference between the Manna in the desert, and what Jesus offers in the Eucharist? Do Jesus’ words scandalize you? How do you understand “coming to be persuaded” […]