How might trust grow as we invite God into our dry places? This fifth Sunday of Lent, Kimberly Culbertson companions us into vulnerable places of grief, challenge, and trauma, as she considers what healing looks like in our story here and now. [Ezekiel 37] Reflection Where in your life are you longing for resurrection? Can you lay that before God? […]
Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.3.26
Liturgy Welcome to this community that is gathering this morning. You are invited to bring all the messiness in your life.Your confusion, your unease, your uncertainty;all of who you are is welcome to participate. God, will you help us soften our resistance?Will you help us release our desire for controljust a little more this morning? You are invited to bring […]
Facing Our Fears
How does relating with God impact your fear? Gena St. David explores how the focus of our fears often fail to materialize, and how we might navigate the challenges that do emerge. [Hebrews 13] Reflection How does your relationship with God impact your fear? How are you feeling afraid, and how can you empathize? What would you do differently if […]
Does Fear Keep Us From Heaven?
How might fear keep us from experiencing heaven here and now? David Wallace examines how our commonly held fears impact our spirituality. [Luke 12:32-40] Reflection Can you lovingly and uncritically look at a “fear” that has kept you from experiencing heaven here and now? Ask yourself, “Is it true? Is it really true?” What would your life look like if […]
Does Doubt Mean I Don’t Believe?
David Wallace reflects on how doubt and belief coexist and both are necessary in our journey of faith [John 20:19-29]. Reflection When has your certainty led to unforgiveness? How does trusting in God change your understanding of having faith, despite living in a world with such suffering? Resources Book: The Sin of Certainty (Peter Enns)
What Does it Mean to Be Saved?
Gena St. David reflects on the center of the Christ story and what it means to be saved. What are we saved from? How are we saved? What are we saved for? [Mark 10:17-31] Reflection How does your body respond to the image of nonviolent forgiveness in Jesus? What or who was Jesus trusting, and how did that trust enable […]
What Does it Mean to Believe?
Gena St David reflects on what it means to believe and considers whether it’s less a choice we make and more something that expands within us as we “say yes” to encounters with Jesus that prove trustworthy [John 6:35, 44-51]. Reflection How might I practice coming toward God with my hunger and thirst this week? How might I practice listening […]