Liturgy We sit here on the edge of summerAnd we long for signs of home.We want to be invited onto the porchAnd offered a cool drink of lemonade.God, we are looking for the familiar. We are all together in one place nowAnd we hear the whisper of a wind comingWe are filled in surprising waysAnd made into new people.God, we […]
How might we stimulate one another to bring to today, the best of what we can from the past? On this Pentecost Sunday, Christopher Mack ponders how Mother Holy Spirit might animate our nostalgia to empower us in challenging times. [Acts 2:1-8, 12-13] Reflection How might you find a sense of home in some new and unexpected development? What might […]
As we build towards pentecost with the life of the Risen One in our midst, James Alison invites us to see our lives as a place of God’s indwelling and revealing. [John 14:23-29]. Reflection What do you make of the difference between appearing “to” someone and appearing “within” them? What do you make of Jesus’ going and his coming being […]
Gideon Tsang reflects on what our invitation is to be born and live as people of the Spirit [John 3:3-8]. Reflection Where have you seen the delightful breeze of God’s Spirit in your life? What might it look light to pause and listen for the breeze of the Spirit this week?
On Pentecost Sunday, Gena Minnix reflects on how the Spirit transforms our embodied selves and wounds into unique gifts that enliven the body of Christ. Molly Clack also shares her reflections on this text [1 Corinthians 12:4-12]. Reflection When you’re feeling most alive in your embodied self, what are you usually doing? How might your unique gift to the community […]
As we near the beginning of Lent, Gideon Tsang invites us to consider what we hope for in our maturity and transformation [2 Cor 3:12-18]. Reflection What are your hopes for Lent? Who allows you to be fully who you are when you are with them and what does that feel like? Resources Book: A Hidden Wholeness (Parker Palmer) Video: […]
John Chandler reflects on how the practice of fasting can actually integrate the soul and body instead of simply denying the body [Galatians 5:16-25]. Reflection What has been your understanding of the relationship between your spirit and your body? What might it look like for you to incorporate a regular practice of fasting? Resources Book: Spiritual Disciplines Handbook (Adele Ahlberg […]