A fierce zealot, a man named Saul hunted down the first Christians. Some say signed off on their deaths. He eventually saw the light and became a ”Jewish Christ mystic” radically inclusive and active in building the first communities of The Way.
What does it look like to truly commit to something? Some say we may have commitment issues - but maybe it's just that we haven't been truly invited to commit to something grand. Join us as we close out our Simplewisdoms Summer series and hear about our commitments to one another and the city we're making as we lean into the next chapter of our shared journey.
Adam talks about steps we can take as we recognize the reality of white supremecy all around us
The audio in the middle of this sermon is from a piece called, “Slavery to Mass Incarceration” published by the Equal Justice Initiative. You can watch the video below which includes illustrations from Molly Crabapple.
White supremacy is hidden in plain sight around us - how will we do our part to dismantle it?
Isaac talks Ecclesiastes and that awkward moment between birth and death.
John digs in to his experience of wisom rooted in his experience in Uganda
Fresh off paternity leave Adam talks about Parental Wisdom as illustrated in Proverbs 31.
Our wonderful friend Rev. Julia Nielsen is shared with us how the ancient text has a lot to say about a wisdom that is for all people.
Rev. Andy Goebel was with us and encouraged us to continue to seek wisdom by disciplining ourselves to become people of integrity.
Founding community member and chaplain Jana Dluehosh shares with us about her experience looking for and leaning into wisdom.
"... healing for your navel and moisture for your bones..."
Rev Adam mentioned Oddisee and specifically his song That's Love at the end of his sermon. Here's a great performance of the song from NPR.
“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.