Relationships can be a real challenge in our day. Stress, busy-ness, and individualism are all obstacles to the compassion and patience it takes to build them. This sermon explores the ways Creation stories in Genesis centralize the importance of relationship with one another, with God, and with the rest of creation.
Conversion in Community: Justice from the Inside Out
What's your conversion story? Conversion is much more than realizing a belief in a higher power. It is entering into a process with God to heal the trauma of Empire and co-create justice in ourselves and our community. In this sermon, we looked at the conversion story of Thecla and the women of all classes and species that conspire for her baptism and freedom from the powerful patriarchs that assaulted her. We'll explore the practices of witnessing the sacred in ourselves and each other, turning from Empire, and becoming an accomplice in each other's liberation in order to embrace our full humanity.
From Mourning to Comfort
We certainly have much to mourn lately, but Jesus reminds us that God is with us during the hard times. Grieving can go on for months and years, but as resurrection people, we have comfort in a love that is eternal and more powerful that hate. We also don't need to grieve alone.