How we can be a more welcoming, open, supportive church community, how we can be a church for those who are poor.
The church started out as this radical, countercultural community that brought people together…
My calling as your pastor. To be your servant.
What Jesus is calling us to is a radical trust, a willingness to accept that we may not know what is best, for ourselves or for others, but that God does.
This text is rooted in an awareness that divorce has consequences, that the fallout from divorce lands disproportionately on those who are most vulnerable, most often women and children.
It’s about trusting in something greater than ourselves, our self-reliance. It’s about daring to trust
In our tradition, we value openness and questioning and the freedom to think about Jesus in a variety of different ways. And I respect the fact that we need to continue to do that. … But we also have to make room for Jesus here among us.
Our job is to keep practicing our faith; to not take it for granted; to keep stretching ourselves to love one another across our differences
There are a lot of forces that get in the way of the life that God intended for us.