Ordinary Time

On the church calendar, we are invited into days and seasons of fasting and feasting, but the majority of the calendar is considered ‘Ordinary Time.’ While there are times for celebration and times for lament, most of life is simply‚Ķ ordinary. Yet,...

Walking in the Blessing (Genesis 12-50)

Earlier this year, we began a recurring series in which we will walk in the story of scripture. We began in Genesis 1-11, learning God’s intention for creation and what went wrong. In Genesis 12-50 we experience the beginning of God’s restorative plan, a...

Holy Delight: The Practice of Celebration

Have you ever considered that celebration is actually a spiritual practice? In a culture overflowing with reasons for despair, what if the practice of celebration is essential to being formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world? In the first week of...

Embodied Faith

We don’t often think about the role our bodies play in our faith and formation, but scripture teaches that to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world must include our bodies. But what does this mean. How can our faith and formation include...

Easter: On Earth as it is in Heaven

On Easter Sunday, we gathered to celebrate the risen Christ. Nicole Howe guided our time as we considered how Jesus stands as the connection point between heaven and earth. In Jesus, a new reality is introduced. Just as it did in the garden of Eden, heaven overlaps...