Listening to Sunday Sermons
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LENT: DECOLONIZING CHRISTIANITY, ENCOUNTERING JESUS
Christianity is more than just a tool of white supremacy. In this series, we explore what it means to decolonize our faith and encounter Jesus in a new, liberating way. Each sermon will also come with a recommendation for deeper learning.
“Decolonizing Christianity, Encountering Jesus” ~ 2.21.2021
Luke 4:16-21 (Rev. Erica Liu)
Book Recommendation ~ Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin Curtice
“The ‘Infallible’ Word of God” ~ 2.28.2021
John 1:1, 14 (Nii Addo Abrahams)
Book Recommendation ~ The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It by Pete Enns
“Damn Me to Hell” ~ 3.7.2021
John 7:53 – 8:11 (Rev. Erica Liu)
Podcast Recommendation ~ The Confessional Podcast with Nadia Bolz-Weber
* “Did Gandhi Go to Hell?” (Landfill Harmonic video) ~ Fall 2019
“I’d Be a Christian … If It Weren’t For the Christians” ~ 3.14.2021
Mark 10:17-27 (Nii Addo Abrahams)
Book Recommendation ~ Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church by Carol Howard Merritt
“What About Buddha, Gandhi, and that Wiccan Priest?” ~ 3.21.2021
Luke 10:25-37 (Rev. Erica Liu)
Book Recommendation ~ Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor
“Whitewashing Jesus” ~ 3.28.2021
Matthew 21:1-11 (Nii Addo Abrahams)
Reading Recommendations ~ “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr.; The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann
“Saved” ~ 4.4.2021
Matthew 28:1-10 (Rev. Erica Liu)
Book Recommendation ~ Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence by Diana Butler Bass
ACTS: CALLED TO BUILD
This four-week series in Acts is focused on different characters from the early church. These reflections are an invitation to consider the roles we might play today in building God’s kingdom.
“Repentance and Lavish Love” ~ Baptism of the Lord (1.10.2021)
Mark 1:4-11 (Rev. Erica Liu)
A response to the Capitol riot
ADVENT: WAIT FOR IT
Advent is about waiting, and 2020 has certainly been a year about waiting (and not waiting). In this series, we explore some of the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus and how those times of waiting might shed light on our own.
LIFE IN THE WILDERNESS
In this series, we explore stories from the book of Exodus to better understand how to navigate our current “wilderness.“
“Send Someone Else” ~ 10.04.2020
Exodus 4:10-17 (Rev. Erica Liu)
PRAYERS TO GROUND US
In this series, we reflect upon prayers from the Bible to help us in these times.
“Praying in Green Pastures & Dark Valleys” ~ 08.30.2020
Psalm 23 (Nii Addo Abrahams)