Praying can be an act of naming that invites us into creative responses of redistributive justice. Gina Bastone-Trevino wrestles with the Lord’s Prayer and a familiar parable in ways that stretch us during times of crisis. [Luke 11:1-10] Reflection What surprising strangeness can you find in re-reading the Lord’s prayer? What desire do you need to name to God, and […]
As we continue in the Advent season, Nic Acosta reflects on what it means to experience the deep comfort that God promises [Isaiah 40:1-5]. Reflection What kind of comfort do we long for? What would it take to live as though our lives are God’s home, and to consider God as the most hospitable, comforting host? Practice Compile a list […]
On All Saints Day, Scott Erickson reflects on how we connect to God through our vulnerabilities and the shame we house in our bodies [Luke 7:36-39, 44-50]. Reflection In what ways do you feel on the outside of a religious gathering? In what ways are you “seen” by Jesus? Resources Book: Honest Advent
As we begin the Advent season, Gideon Tsang reflects on what we are invited to spend time on and what we can use this season for [Romans 13:11-14]. Reflection How can you rest in knowing that your awakening will find you in time without your own willpower? What parts of you are being made whole in this season of Advent? […]
Sarah Berson reflects on how we are invited to put on the image of God [Ephesians 6:10-17]. Reflection Where do I need support for my gut and/or strength in resisting shame? Where do I need support for my heart, and what doubts hold me back from emotional safety? What thoughts dominate my self-talk, and how can I find strength to […]
Liturgy Here in this place, there are no foreigners and no strangers. No outcasts and none rejected, for all are welcome in the house of God. Here in our worship, may there be only acceptance, for Christ’s love is our language of faith. Here in our lives, let there be no divisions, for God dwells in each of us, his […]
Jason Minnix shares about the story of shame and what our response should be. [Genesis 3:1-13] Reflection: How do we handle and respond to the mistakes in our lives? How can we lay down the shame in our lives?