Scripture: Psalm 98:1-6, Romans 8:31-38Our traditions offer us a part in the music of life: ancient songs which carry the memory of both pain and liberation, and new songs which inspire us to see new life and transformation. As we begin a fall of deepening our welcome and care for our LGBTQ+ siblings, how can … Read more
Scripture: Matthew 18:15-20Jesus shares ways of living in the tensions of community… are these only for emergencies? Or might we be called into a changing community that can engage those tensions and find creativity?
Scripture: Romans 12:9-21A letter to the early church offers and inspiring—then challenging—instruction on how to hold together in community after rupture and conflict, and maybe after we have been… wild things.
Scripture: Romans 12:1-8Living in beloved community, with all of its tensions, differences, and challenges… changes us. Rather than the sameness of “conforming” to our own default assumptions, the Holy Spirit teaches us transformation.
Scripture: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8The prophet Isaiah envisions a restored community of worship that includes people of all nations, welcoming all into common prayer. How are we called to find new languages of prayer and belonging which respect the created dignity of people of diverse faiths, or no faith, in a changing world?