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June 11, 2019  

Sometimes on the open road we find what we need, not necessarily what we want. We close our How To Wander series at the Communion Table, a meal of belonging, and ask: how do we become a community of radical belonging-- a kind of belonging nomads and wanderers share with one another?

June 4, 2019  
A look at two characters from Scripture who wandered far from home. One was called out. One was kicked out. And both have something to teach us about the power of what can happen when we wander.
May 29, 2019  

A conversation between our lead pastor and Dave Armstrong, team leader at Redeemer Central Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland

May 26, 2019  
We began a new conversation this week about the inevitable experience of leaving home and wandering. Home may be geographic or theological. It may be your family of origin or your spiritual community. Sometimes we're called out. Sometimes we're kicked out. But wandering isn't all bad, and we're looking at the way the Bible narrates that journey.
May 16, 2019  

For our final week in Colossians, our pastor, Jason, was joined by Jessica Hughes for a conversation about the household code in chapter 3. What do you do with a text that calls for wives to submit to their husbands when we know that so many women are abused? What do you do with a text that calls for slaves to obey their masters? And how do these teachings relate to the big, hopeful idea of Colossians - that God has chosen to live God's life in flesh and blood?

May 8, 2019  
May 6, 2019  
Colossians 1:15-20; 2:8, 16-17, 20-23
April 24, 2019  
What if the resurrection of Jesus isn’t just about Jesus? What if evil is a limited resource? Easter 2019 at South Bend City Church
April 17, 2019  

"I had hoped for something else."

Matthew 27:15-17 // Luke 24:17-21, 31

May all your expectations be frustrated. May all your plans be thwarted. May all your desires be withered into nothingness. That you may experience the powerlessness and the poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God the Father, the Son and the Spirit. (Blessing given to Henri Nouwen by his mentor)

 

April 8, 2019  
In week 5 of our Lenten series, we looked at anger and asked if anger, which is so often a bad thing, might sometimes be a sign that we're waking up.
 
We also reflected on these questions:
  • ARE YOU CARRYING ANY ANGER RIGHT NOW?
  • IS IT COMING FROM IMMATURITY OR AN OFFENDED EGO? BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ANGER THAT’S NOT? IS ANY OF IT ROOTED IN LOVE?
  • COULD YOUR ANGER MAKE YOU BETTER OR MORE AWAKENED? MORE COMMITTED TO HEALING OR JUSTICE?
  • IS GOD SPEAKING TO YOU THROUGH YOUR ANGER AND INVITING YOU TO RESPOND?

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