“Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice.” - Proverbs 1:20
Who are we and where are we going? And what's the plan? This week we close out our "Believe" series. Spoiler alert: the plan is inclusive, holistic, real love
"The Holy Spirit is an extension of what Jesus was trying to tell us and teach us, how to be fully human. How to live life, and live it to the fullest capacity possible.
But how easily do we become distracted. How easily do we find ourselves to be the center of the universe, the most important thing in your day."
The same waters include babies, adults, Ethiopian eunuchs and even Jesus. What do we believe?
What does it mean to receive blessing? God has a dream that it's always for the good of the world.
Do you believe in miracles? We do. Lean in
A realm without borders or papers where everyone is a person equally imprinted with the Divine and a role to play.
Editors Note: Sorry for the audio quality, but the topic at hand is so important we decided it was worth sharing.
The Bible is not a book at all - it's actually a library of poems, songs, letters, fragments, history and wild political visions collected over 1500+ years. So how do we read a library? With faith.
On a weekend with Earth Day and Pro-Science marches, we gather to hear God's passionate plea for us to care for the earth.
Easter is Resurrection Sunday - where we celebrate that love overcomes hate, that life overcomes death. It's a mystery, a promise, and a sign we look for in the real world of life.
We celebrate communion every Sunday as food for the journey, anchoring us in the whole Jesus story - open, active & inclusive.
We are working out our salvation together.
Rev. Amy Piatt talks about the history and current beliefs on salvation - from Luther to Bonhoeffer to Portland, OR in 2017.
We’re going to make mistakes. We are imperfect. We’ll step on toes, we’ll break hearts. Intentionally and unintentionally. But a Christ-centered life lived out for shalom matters.
Because our lives, relationships, communities, planet is at stake.
The Christian tradition was birthed out of the Jewish world of faith, family, nation and belief. Like hell, the idea of heaven developed over many generations, influenced and impacted by the world around and over them.
This is Adam's sermon, for more on the topic and some of the visuals you can read his blog post.
The question we might consider wrestling with is not so much where do we go when we die, but how will we loose the bonds of hell for others as we seek the life that is truly life?
For more background read Adam’s blog post.