How gratitude for your gifts brings into focus the divine will.
A conversation on place economy and its importance for the future of rural communities.
A conversation on Lent and fasting and taking an intentional season to make changes in your life.
Followed by our content on The Gift & The Map, with a guest appearance by the Book of Ecclesiastes.
In light of our recent conversations on community and place, as well as the recent decisions by the United Methodist denomination, we discussed our value of “everyone.”
Listen in for a conversation on “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, an object reflection from Novo Amor’s “Terraform,” and a discussion on the four pieces of belonging.
What is the most important step to actually becoming who we need to become? And what if those weren’t footprints in the sand, but something else?
Questions we explored in this live event: Why don’t we do the good things we know we should do? Why don’t we stop doing the harmful things we are doing? How many more sermons do we need to hear before the information changes us? How much do sermon cigarettes cost?
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.
What are the 3 biggest problems in our community? What is the meaning of life? What is the story that can help bring forth a new future?
That’s what we explore today. The story of the world is not finished and you get to be a part of it — and this, we believe, will make the story good, again.
Psychological Continuity, being reminded of our identity, & informing how that identity ought to continue.
Here are two stories of two rabbis and a conversation about us.
What are we becoming? From Picasso, a special object reflection from someone who has embodied changed, & the discipline that is the key ingredient to how we become.
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.
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.
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.
For the immense progress that has been made, we have joy.
But we also recognize the vast amount of work that still needs to be done.
In that tension, where it seems like nothing is happening, what do we do?
Once you are in the darkness & absence, there is a powerlessness - the only thing you can do is wait.
So what role does waiting have in the process of transformation? Why do we wait?
The first part of the Advent process - why absence and why darkness?
What are you afraid of? What decision are you putting off because of fear?
Fear can ride in the backseat, but don’t let it drive.
Plus, music from Brian Gottshall and a mediation on The Divine (Gratefulness For the Light That Can't Be Seen).
A meditation on death, the last section of the Sermon on the Mount, and a complete reprise of everything involved in The Essential Ethics For Being Human.
A reflection on our presence with others (with a ritual on judging).
And a conversation on the Trinity and its implications for how we live.
It begins with how you are present with yourself, but now the ethic confronts how we are present with other people. Judging is a form of negative control. What about controlling others through positives?
Plus, a special object reflection from one of our leaders, Steve Frederick.