We Can't Stay Here - [How We Change - On Making a Transition]

We begin with embracing this Divine Responsibility. Then we acknowledge that the world isn’t static. But we can’t stop with setting a destination — we have to transition our external infrastructure to align with the direction we truly desire to go.

Here’s how we make the transition with an object reflection by Josh Kolasinski.

A Concert of Announcements - [Things Are Changing Around Here]

What do generosity, lateral leadership, and a new season for a staff member have to do with our future? Well, quite a bit.

A concert? Because we played a bunch of tunes.

But also because we sang forth some important announcements about who we are, what we do, and where we are going. We are in a season of changing (what we described as milk and honey), so here’s everything you need to know.

Two Resurrection Manifestos

What do we do with Resurrection?

The question is not whether or not you will go to heaven when you die.

The question is whether or not you will bring heaven to earth while you still live.

With a special reflection on our brother, Chris Sominski, we also explore salvation, shalom, the resurrection of the dead, why Jesus is unrecognizable, the importance of who encounters Resurrection first, and how to begin living out why the last hasn’t been spoken and that the story still continues.

Let's Not Stay Where We Are

What causes us to stay where we are? Why should we embrace the tension of what is possible?

We talk about walls of water versus mud, gratitude, imagination, Resurrection, creation, Douglas Mawson, a story from Tracy York on rethinking sticks and stones, and, of course, a special appearance by our friend Don Schiewer to discuss the best way to embrace transformation.

Loneliness, A Remedy, & Community - [Public Vs. Private Vs. The Dance]

What does it mean to be a community? How is this different than a public or a private existence? What are the ingredients and how do we begin to embody them? And what does this have to do with loneliness and psychological asymmetry?

Plus, a special Object Reflection in which Randi Linehan loses some hair.

Object Reflection begins at 4:00.

Content begins at 16:00.

Video Note - "The Innovation of Loneliness" by BOLD Studio.

A Corporate New Year Resolution Process

In anticipation of a new year to come & in response to our experience in Advent, its time to “rachaf” our way into 2019.

Here is our conversation on change, Noah Martis’ new guitar, our embodiment of looking ahead by looking backward, and our hopes to define our existence for the year to come.

Also included, “The Story of the King” — a story to frame how we understand incarnation.

[Christmas Eve] - ...But a Baby Has Been Born - (The Great Reversal & the Great Invitation)

In the midst of Advent’s experience, we finally see hope. But the hope implies something.

Our journey through Advent has brought us here…to the good news of a baby; that the world is about to turn, that the world is getting put back together, but also that the Divine has said, “Let’s make this thing good again.” So let’s. This is the Great Reversal, but it is also the Great Invitation.

[Advent] - Week 4 - Moving From Darkness Towards Light

How do we have hope? How do we make space for the Divine to come? By replicating the process of a seed buried, of a caterpillar in cocoon, and by embodying a life that makes hope necessary.

A special announcement is included at the beginning of a situation that arose in Evergreen dealing with the Farmhouse.

Also included are poems read by Amie Brodie & a meditation to take us into the reality of the empty manger.