Does being hurt by a faith community make you more or less likely to turn to spirituality for the healing you need?
Neurological science is now telling us that our brains train our neural pathways to obsess or fixate over negativity in a way we seem unable to do with joy and positivity. In a very real sense, conflict and pessimism can easily become our default setting, while delight and happiness require a constant, conscious choosing. And yet, people of deep faith—especially those who embrace contemplative practices—seem to be able to overcome these “natural” patterns.
What if contradictions, doubt, and uncertainty have a purpose? What if the real key to knowing comes in the unknowing?
Are we simply souls existing inside of bodies? Is our identity thoroughly spiritual without concern for the blood, bones, and flesh from which we’re made? Can we trust what our bodies tell us?
How do we objectify God? Join the conversation this Sunday! Also, Pride in the Park & Our Reconciling Ministries poll!
Whatever passion leads us on the radical path toward transformation—and ultimately to sacrifice—is the unquenchable fire of the Divine Spirit within us…and all we must do to awaken it is to turn towards it and let it free.
Join us this Sunday, May 9, for a conversation about how faith communities can critique the systemic sins of greed and violence and work toward more equitable and just societal norms.
During the Season of Easter our community will reflect on what it looks like to begin to emerge from the extended Lent of Pandemic that has been marked not just by Coronavirus, but also by our confrontation with injustice and oppression in its many forms: racism, white supremacy, homophobia, classism, and more.
Join us at 6:00pm for both Good Friday and Easter Sunday gatherings in our New Wineskins Virtual Pub powered by Zoom
How we hear, interpret, and tell sacred stories helps us both live into and out of the narratives that shape us. This week Drew guides us on a community journey through story and gives us the opportunity to express how we experience the divine through the tales that arise within us.