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Month: May 2017

Cole Bodkin ~ “Go Home” Ranch

May 17, 2017

I need to “move into the neighborhood” (John 1:14, The Message) like Jesus and grow roots. I must become more specific and contextualized in my discipleship. All of this, of course, is grounded in the interdynamic relationship between humanity and land, which is quintessential to neighboring – to discipleship.

The Humility of Interdependence

May 15, 2017

Human identity is formed as we navigate a process of separating and joining. We become most fully who we are, not when we reach independence, but when we understand our interdependence and recognize that we are both separate and connected to those around us.

Tom Fuerst ~ Mothers, Sons and the Crucifix

From the seven depictions of Christ’s crucifixion story, to the mother of Jesus holding her infant son as she stretched out her arms to the weeping worshipper, the entire chapel was an invitation to see our sufferings – our very humanity – in light of the fact that neither Jesus nor Mary were exempt from suffering, pain, or death.

Jean Watson ~ Letting Go of the Past

May 11, 2017

Thinking about the past sometimes makes it difficult for me to enjoy the present. But we’re called to live a lifestyle of worship.

Embracing Holy Spirit Power

May 10, 2017

The Holy Spirit is present, active, and involved with all of creation in a life-giving way.

Kim Reisman ~ The Cross-Resurrection Contradiction

As Christians, we have a great deal to say about the meaning of suffering.

The Embrace of the Self-Giving Christ

May 8, 2017

Christ’s self-giving love overcomes human hatred while at the same time creating space within Christ to receive estranged humanity.

How Can We Point Others to Jesus?

Once we have entered into relationship with the Father, through the Son, via the Spirit, we want others to know that same life, peace, and hope that we have experienced. Once we know Jesus, we want others to know Jesus.

Tara Beth Leach ~ Living the Mission in Worship

May 6, 2017

This sermon, Living the Mission in Worship, from Rev. Tara Beth Leach starts at minute marker 42:10.

Carolyn Moore ~ Come, Lord Jesus (Or, How to Pray for Everything)

May 4, 2017

“There is a tension in God’s economy between the one and the many — a tension God himself seems able to hold together.”