Sometimes the traditional dichotomies and dualisms just don't work! Pastor Sarah explores these chapters of Job using Queer Theology to explore suffering and hope in our time.
Job's story is held up as the ultimate example of dealing with our grief. In Job 1-2 he takes all the suffering on the chin and doesn't have a complaint. This image is usually held up as the model of faithfulness...but is that Job's whole story? Job 7 gives us a little glimpse into Job's story and the anguish that he felt in his body, mind, and soul....and he has no problem giving God a piece of his mind. Let's dive into this story today and over the next 2 weeks...
All around are voices of passion about the current events in our world. Are we listening and learning from those affected? Are we willing to hear a word we may not want to hear? Pastor Chad explores Paul's words to Timothy long ago, confirmation bias, and how we can start talking about Racism.
The early and modern church struggles with elevating certain spiritual gifts over others. What happens though when we MINIMIZE our own gifts. Receive encouragement today to embrace your own gifts!
Pastor Sarah Smith preaches a word on a familiar passage, but whose strength and challenge we don't fully tap into. What does love really look like?
This is the audio recording of our Xplor Send-Off Zoom Worship service. Thanks to Rev. McCreight, Rev. Kluchar, Rev. Delaney, and Linda Idoine for their leadership and guidance through the program. We took time to hear from our wonderful residents - - Natalie, Heidi, and Jennifer and then sent them off with our love and prayers.
We need Unity in Christ now more than ever...but still it eludes us. what is the basis for our unity as Christians? What should we look for in the world and within ourselves?
What does it mean to offer a Labor of Love? Today we hear a bit of the context to which the Apostle Paul wrote to, but also bring the idea into the present. included in the sermon today are the perspectives of three nurses in our congregation. You will be blessed to hear what they have to say!
What would make you jump for joy? What would make it last? A child of God is healed and raised up in the Name of Jesus Christ...what is to become of him? With a little help from Monty Python's Life of Brian we explore this great story from scripture.