This week we’ll kick off our Lenten collaboration with Justice & Jubilee by looking at how Jesus calls us to resist our systemic instincts to go along with the path of least resistance
Tag Archives: spiritual exiles
Jan. 8 Gathering: Deconstructing Liturgy
Whether we’ve left the institutional church altogether or we remain there for our own reasons, most of us feel a profound disconnect between much of how the modern church behaves and what we believe to be the way of Jesus.
Nov. 20 Gathering: Reign of Christ Sunday for Spiritual Exiles
What do we really mean when we say “Christ is king?” What does it mean to grant authority to Jesus? And do those two statements even mean the same thing?
Aug. 14 Gathering: Hurt or Heal?
Does being hurt by a faith community make you more or less likely to turn to spirituality for the healing you need?
May 8 Gathering: Running from Resurrection?
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.
Oct. 31 Gathering: Does God get what God wants? An All Saints Day liturgy for spiritual exiles
What if contradictions, doubt, and uncertainty have a purpose? What if the real key to knowing comes in the unknowing?
Oct. 17 Gathering: Why embodiment matters
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?
June 27 Gathering: Objectifying God
How do we objectify God? Join the conversation this Sunday! Also, Pride in the Park & Our Reconciling Ministries poll!
May 23 Gathering: Re-Awakening the Spirit Within
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.
May 9 Gathering: Resisting Empire
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.