In this series we are talking about who we are as a church and what some of our key values are. There are some specific values that are distinct and guide many things we do. We want to take some time to talk about these. In this first one we talk about why we value journey over destination, why we have big questions and small answers, why we are more about stories than beliefs, and how we see these as being part of following Jesus.
We never feel like we have enough. We never feel like we are enough. The scriptures are full of little moments where "not enough" became an abundance.
In the effort to be "in the world and not of it" the faith often looks more like being of the world in practice while trying to be separate from it. We talk about being “of, not in,” “not of or in” “of and in” and what we are called to be… IN, NOT OF.
There was a lot more discussion and conversation that had to get cut out of the podcast. It was certainly an in person experience as we deal with this issue of bearing the fruit of the Spirit in a divisive time. Next week we will continue to live in the tension of having strong beliefs and holding them with humility.
Do we really need a near death experience to tune in to what is important and life? This week we talk about worship and how to pay attention to what is beautiful and be a part of it.
We continue our series on the life of David with the well known story of David and Bathsheba. Most apologies aren’t apologies so we need to talk about what it really is.
We continue in our series on the life of David with the story of David at Ziklag. David gets plundered in this less known story about his life but it’s a reminder in the end that everything is gift.
When God calls Moses, Moses makes excuses why God shouldn’t be calling him. God asks Moses, “What’s in your hand?”
What happens when who you are or what you have is not enough to meet the challenge in front of you? When we want to send the problem away or look for outside help to solve it? That’s what we need to talk about.