What does an ancient hymn have to do with Christmas? Quite a lot, it turns out. See how God coming in the form of a person is related to the theological concept of self-emptying, and why that might help our own relationships with others.
Today, we kick off our series "Christmas in July." By looking at these important stories at a different time than in December, we can see new features of them pop out at us, and enrich our understanding of the event of the Incarnation.
This week, we look at the story of the Israelites in the wilderness. Why were they out there for so long? What good did it do them? We dive into the psychology of slavery. the 10 Commandments, and more. Take a listen!
Who wants to try to make heads or tails of a super complex passage of Scripture? You do? Great! We take up Romans 11:1-33 and try to figure out what in tarnation Paul is saying about the Jews, of which he was one.
Today's sermon does deep into the story of a man named Marcion, who came up with a novel way to read the Old Testament that didn't go over too well. And then we see something 180-degrees different from Matthew, which was.
Finally, we reach a (somewhat) happy end to our series on Lamentations. We look at how the author is able to both hold the grief that they have experienced and the hope that God will be doing a new thing.
To round off our discussion of fascinating yet obscure women in the Bible, we're looking at the wife of a man called Manoah. She has her stuff together, in contrast to him, and we see that ultimately the angel of God takes her side. Take a listen!
This week, we finish our series Revelation for not-crazy people, and of course, we end on a high note. We take a look at this renewed Heaven and Earth, and an insanely large city, and what it looks like to live into this way of being.
This week's passage is both confusing and disturbing. It's the final battle scene where we see Jesus the warrior take on the forces of evil. How do we who recognize God as Love process this violent imagery? Dive in in our sermon this week!
This week is a doozy! We look at these mythical beasts in Revelation and how they stand in for the Roman Empire. And we try to puzzle out what we can get out of it that is relevant for our modern world.
This week is a rough one... We try to grapple with one of the most developed women in the New Testament—but also one of the most problematic: "The Whore of Babylon." We'll try to understand just what John says about her, and how we process that in our modern world.
This week we continue our sermon series "Revelation for Not-crazy People." And we dive into the letters from John to the churches. Take a listen to see what letters from 2,000 years ago might have to say about our current cultural moment!
Is it possible to read the book of Revelation without going off the deep end? We're going to be trying in this new series! This first week, we meet our narrator John and about the experience that sets up the whole rest of the book.