Can’t make it to worship? Need something uplifting to listen to at work? Click on the title of the sermon to hear a teaching, recorded live on Sundays (sorry, coffee not included).
4/28/19, Pastor Lauren, Reach Out Your Hand
This week, we talk about (“doubting”) Thomas, and the vital place of scars in our life of faith.
4/21/19, Pastor Lauren, Recollection, Redirection…Resurrection!
This Easter, Pastor Lauren reflects on Notre Dame, churches burned by white supremacists, and what it means to consider the Resurrection in a world where bodily reanimation usually means zombies.
4/14/19, Pastor Dana, Lent: New Approaches to Old Practices, Watching and Praying
Fasting, denial and discipline sound like pretty harsh words. How can we finish out Lent with joyful hearts, not focused on what we’re denied, but on what we’ve made space for? Bonus: hear Pastor Lauren sing “More Love,” accompanied by Neil MacPherson, afterward.
3/31/19, Pastor Dana, Lent: Spiritually Unplugged 2
How does silence make room for activism? Here, Pastor Dana tells us about some pretty inspiring figures around climate change and Islamophobia, and what they have to do with Lent.
3/17/19, Pastor Lauren, “Repent”: The Scariest Word in the Bible
What does it mean to “repent?” Is it a kind of spiritual housecleaning we only do when God comes over for the Judgment? Is it a guilt thing? No, and no. Here, we hear about the story of David, and how in the world he managed not to get bitter.
3/3/19, Rev. Sandhya Rani Jha, That Countercultural Glow: How Resistance Brings Us Together
Hear guest preacher Rev. Jha’s new voice on what it means to be an activist, a woman, a person of color, and a Christian… all at the same time, and without losing her joy.
2/24/19, Pastor Lauren, Transformation: Letting God Work
Before we can be the person God calls us to be now, we have to let go of who we were then.
2/17/19, Pastor Dana, Courageous Conversations
The gutsiest conversation is the one you don’t wanna have. The disciples were kinda bad at understanding (like us sometimes?), but Jesus helped them have the courageous conversations they needed. What can we learn from them, about how to have hard conversations–like conversations about white privilege–with people with whom we do not agree?
2/10/19, Pastor Dana, Whose Interests are We Interested In?
In reflecting on our book club based around Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race,” Pastor Dana reflects on what it means to be a white Christian in a systemically racist society. No guilt or hand-wringing, though; just clear-eyed analysis of what white people can do to help dismantle their privilege (hint: much of it is just being quiet).
We lost a great woman this past week, someone whose connection to nature and talent for poetry awoke something spiritual in us and in the world. We read her work this Sunday. No podcast, just video.
1/20/19, Pastor Dana, Elevate Your Spirit: Celebrate!
We spend a lot of time looking at the sadnesses of the world, especially in today’s media climate. But we gotta take time to enjoy the Glory of God!
1/13/19, Pastor Lauren, “I Am Well Pleased”: Remembering Who We Are
The world tries to convince us that we are anything other than OK. We’re too fat, we’re too thin, we’re too loud or quiet or whatever. But on Baptism of the Lord Sunday, we remember that we are God’s, and we are loved.
12/16/19, Pastor Dana, Unwrapping the Gift of the Original Jesus
There’s an awful lot of “kingly,” imperial language applied to Jesus–posthumously. But who was he really? We can look at the story of his birth to find out.
12/2/18, Pastor Lauren, Reborn Into Balance
Our culture is preoccupied with the “masculine,” whatever that means. Toughness. Lack of emotion. Invulnerability. But so much of the story of Jesus, and the qualities of Jesus himself, would be classified as “feminine.” Let’s talk about balance…
11/25/18, Various, Gratitude Stories
This Thanksgiving, we invited members of the congregation to share their stories of gratitude. What we got was moving and inspiring!
11/18/18, Pastor Dana, What Survives the Fire
Back from vacation, Pastor Dana reminds us that the point of spirituality is not to be permanently happy, but to know how to ride the waves of life with grace and centeredness.
11/11/18, Pastor Lauren, Speaking It By Faith: Prophets and Prophecy
The ancient prophets helped Israel interpret the crisis of exile. When someone who survived one mass shooting dies in another, how do we interpret the crisis our country seems to be in? Maybe what we’re seeing is not the death of our country; maybe it’s the death of a toxic ideal.
11/4/18, Pastor Lauren, Faith and Polarity: Certainty in the Age of “Truthiness“
No podcast this week, but the video is clear. Plus, you can see La Colomba, a piece we focused on for a brief visio divina!
10/28/18, Pastor Dana, Instructions on How to Love Your Enemies
We didn’t record just the audio for Dana’s sermon this week, but you can hear/ see it on Facebook Live (above link). You can also hear Lauren and Neil KILL “Love Throw a Line” by Patty Griffin right after that!
10/21/18, Pastor Lauren, Politics and Faith: Whose Side Are You On?
Are Democrats naive? Are Republicans jerks? No; Gary the Pharisee just wanted some decent hummus. Kinda.