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.