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scripture

Pete Enns Lecture

We often get questions about how we read the bible as a community. A few years ago, Vox offered a sermon series to give context for our community journey with scripture. Peter Enns has been one of our author mentors in not only deconstructing, but also reconstructing meaningful faith. If you’re looking to understand Vox’s relationship to scripture or would […]

How We See

Jason Minnix reflects on how parables provide a way to change the way we see God and ourselves [Mark 4:26-34]. Reflection How am I being invited to play with and in metaphor this week? Where can I plant scrappy seeds and let go of the outcomes to God? Spiritual Practice Play with a metaphor this week.  Find a parable in […]

How to Apply Scripture

Gideon Tsang teaches through the texts that have traditionally been used to marginalize LGBTQ individuals and how they might still be applicable for us today. [Hebrews 4:12-13]. Reflection What does it look like to receive from God rather than barter with God? How can we use our power and privilege to include rather than exclude? Resources Vox’s LGBTQ Journey Description […]

Great Questions

Gideon Tsang explores how Jesus seems to value questions more than he does answers and why questions are essential to a healthy faith [Matthew 21:23-32]. Reflection: How can you embrace your questions of Scripture and faith? How can you celebrate a mistake, wrong answer, or failure as part of your spiritual practice? Resources: Podcast: Freakonomics: That’s a Great Question Book: […]

Liturgy: Scripture

As we continue our fall vision series on our rhythms of liturgy, theologian James Alison considers the historical and cultural context of how we read and interpret Scripture [Mark 3:1-6]. Reflection: How can we read the Scriptures through Jesus our Rabbi? What ways can we be invited into the story of redemption this week? Resources: Website: James Alison MWG: Discussion […]

Liturgy: Doxology

As we begin our fall vision series on our rhythms of liturgy, Gideon Tsang reflects on how we know God and why love is the deepest form of knowing [1 John 4:7-12]. Reflection: What images come to mind when you think of God? How does the act of loving help you understand God? Resources: MWG: Discussion Guide

Scripture Series

During liturgy this summer, we went through a series of five conversations about how to read scripture. During this time, we rediscovered how the church historically read scripture and its impact on us today. Below you’ll find the series in order with links to our podcast pages.Each page has the audio as well as reflection questions, and any resources mentioned […]

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