Leroy Barber visits Christ Church with a word on healing the blind man on the sabbath reminding us that the sabbath is crucial, but life and miracles and work happens beyond the sabbath. #churchbeyondsundays
Hope is seeing beyond what we can see, knowing that the stone has been rolled away.
“People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.” - Dorothy Day
Last Sunday Isaac Frank shared about the importance of the Trinity when we think about the nature of our own interdependent relationships with one another.
Star bellies, Levitical Laws and Pharisees.
*TRIGGER WARNING* This podcast contains information about self-harm and/or suicide which may be triggering.
Every Starbucks in the US was closed last week to talk about racial implicit bias after a white barista called the cops on two black customers simply waiting for their business partner.
This past Sunday we talked about Equality and why it is part of our ethos.
Hidden around us in plain sight are touchstones of wisdom and resilience. This Sunday we heard from Rev. Adam who’s back from his Iona pilgrimage. He’ll be sharing a two part talk on our story and it’s roots in a greater movement for all people and the planet
This week Isaac is going to dig into the second part of his thoughts on worship. You are in for a treat.
Issac Frank walking us through the first of two sermons on worship. Today we’re walking through the words from Carman’s classic, “7 Ways 2 Praise” (and the Hebrew Bible).
Did you hear the one about Jonah and the shrub? It’s maybe as dark as being in the belly of the great fish. So he talks to God about it and God is like 🙄
We wrap up our Jonah series this Sunday, and spoiler alert: it’s about faithfulness. 🌳 🐳 💫
Can a nation that oppresses and destroys others actually change? That was Nineveh’s story. And Jonah wasn’t so sure if it was actually possible. What does wrath, repentance, love and transformation mean for our cities, our nation, our world?
Words create worlds. Especially when they come from Yahweh. What do we do with these promises, insights, and truth from the Divine? Could the spirit be moving yet today, and could it be for those we’d never imagine? That’s Jonah’s story. And the word was so shocking he went as far away from it as possible.
Note: Here's the video we were laughing at at the start - not recommended viewing but good to make the point of how a different view of the Bible can open our eyes to who God who is love.
Mary Magdalene. They whispered scandalous things about her. They mocked her place in the story. But she was resilient. And herstory reveals she was the first to see
Palm Sunday. What you see depends on where you stand. Especially in the parade of love and justice. As John Lewis says, sometimes you got to get into Good Trouble. Necessary Trouble. Don’t miss Rev Adam Phillips’ reflections on his recent pilgrimage and how it applies to Holy Week.
“Mind Sabbath: how can we take on positive rhythms for and rest and resilience that help give our minds rest? Turns out we are wonderfully made and already possess the tools we need for well-being.”
Isaac Frank shares with us about paying attention to your body and what he learned about himself running a relay race from Mt Hood to the Oregon Coast.
What does it mean to be part of one integrated, diverse body? These days it sounds like foolishness. But there’s truth and promise there. We’re so excited to be joined by our friend Kazi Joshua from Whitman College as he shares a special sermon.
Even the land itself is in need of Sabbath. Today we we reflected on the earth and the Divine sabbath. Join in.
There's an ancient life giving concept that you might be missing out on - and it's all about being serious in commitment to a cycle of being. It’s more than just rest. Its roots for resilience.
Moses met the face of God as one does a friend. Turns out one of the secrets of the universe is we all might encounter this kind of divine friendship.