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The Passionate Jesus

Day1 host Peter Wallace's new book on the emotions of Jesus is, according to Marcus Borg, “An illuminating and powerful personal meditation." Ideal for personal or group study.

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Darkwood Brew

Led by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., Darkwood Brew is a groundbreaking interactive web television program and spiritual gathering that explores progressive/emerging Christian faith and values.

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Led by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., Darkwood Brew is a groundbreaking interactive web television program and spiritual gathering that explores progressive/emerging Christian faith and values. Click here for a quick video overview.

Based on the structure of the Lectio Divina, an ancient spiritual practice developed by Benedictine monks in the 5th Century, and using cutting edge technology; Darkwood Brew explores The Unexpected Love of God in relevant, challenging and surprising ways.

Featuring world-class jazz musicians, live interviews with international guests, and a variety of interactive media that allow you to participate in real-time, Darkwood Brew is webcast weekly on Sundays at 6pm Eastern, 5pm Central. New this fall, Darkwood Brew is now rebroadcast with live chat enabled on Sundays at 7 pm Pacific (10 pm Eastern/9 Central).

This is Christian practice for the emerging faith of our world today. From the Darkwood Brew coffee house, the stage is set weekly for a hearty exchange of ideas and the way is made clear for insights and directions for your unique faith journey. It's scholarly, it's entertaining, it's fun, and it's enlightening. That's a tall order. Grab a latte, get comfortable - but not too comfortable - and join the growing number of individuals and groups large and small around the world who are stirring things up with Darkwood Brew.

You might not like it. But, then again, you might.

 

CORE BELIEFS AND VALUES

The Phoenix Affirmations below are a succinct articulation. While not everyone who comes to, or appears on, Darkwood Brew necessarily agrees with each of the twelve Affirmations - or is even expected to agree - they provide guidance for our programming. The Phoenix Affirmations were created in 2005 by clergy, laity, biblical scholars, and theologians from around the United States and many denominations. They do NOT define of who is and isn't a Christian. They are simply twelve affirmations that many Christians find helpful in their path. A version number was attached to the Phoenix Affirmations by their creators to make it clear that they are not meant to stand for all time, and may morph and change in light of an ever-growing faith. Phyllis Tickle (author of The Great Emergence) has called the Phoenix Affirmations "the most clearly articulated and accessible statement of the creedal and public ground which the emerging new body of Christianity is coming to occupy in North America."

The Phoenix Affirmations (Version 3.8)

As people who are joyfully and unapologetically Christian, we pledge ourselves completely to the way of Love. We work to express our love, as Jesus teaches us, in three ways: by loving God, neighbor, and self.

(Matt 22:34-40 // Mk 12:28-31 // Lk 10:25-28; Cf. Deut 6:5; Lev. 19:18)

Christian love of God includes:

1. Walking fully in the path of Jesus, without denying the legitimacy of other paths that God may provide for humanity;

2. Listening for God's Word which comes through daily prayer and meditation, studying the ancient testimonies which we call Scripture, and attending to God's present activity in the world;

3. Celebrating the God whose Spirit pervades and whose glory is reflected in all of God's Creation, including the earth and its ecosystems, the sacred and secular, the Christian and non-Christian, the human and non-human;

4. Expressing our love in worship that is as sincere, vibrant, and artful as it is scriptural.

Christian love of neighbor includes:

5. Engaging people authentically, as Jesus did, treating all as creations made in God's very image, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or economic class;

6. Standing, as Jesus does, with the outcast and oppressed, the denigrated and afflicted, seeking peace and justice with or without the support of others;

7. Preserving religious freedom and the church's ability to speak prophetically to government by resisting the commingling of church and state;

8. Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the best in others, including those who consider us their enemies;

Christian love of self includes:

9. Basing our lives on the faith that in Christ all things are made new and that we, and all people, are loved beyond our wildest imagination - for eternity;

10. Claiming the sacredness of both our minds and our hearts, and recognizing that faith and science, doubt and belief serve the pursuit of truth;

11. Caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time to enjoy the benefits of prayer, reflection, worship, and recreation in addition to work;

12. Acting on the faith that we are born with a meaning and purpose; a vocation and ministry that serve to strengthen and extend God's realm of love.


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Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 1

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Darkwood Brew: Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God, Part 4: The Pleasure of God - Day1.org

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September 11, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God: Part 3

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In part 3 of the Darkwood Brew series, Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God, Eric Elnes and featured guest Cecil Prescod discuss the Assurance of God.
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September 04, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God, Part 2: The Hope of God

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In part 2 of the Darkwood Brew series, Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God, Eric Elnes and featured guest Phileena Heuertz discuss the Hope of God.
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August 28, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God, Part 1: The Yoke of God

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In part 1 of this new Darkwood Brew series, Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God, Eric Elnes and featured guest Marcia McFee discuss the Yoke of God.

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August 06, 2013

Darkwood Brew: If Love Wins...What Now? Week 4: Church

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Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This 4-part series led by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works in our life and what it means to people in our communities and around the world. In Part 4, Greg Brekke talks with Eric about the Church.
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July 30, 2013

Darkwood Brew: If Love Wins...What Now? Week 3: Self

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Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This 4-part series led by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works in our life and what it means to people in our communities and around the world. In Part 3, Rachel Held Evans talks with Eric about Self.
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July 23, 2013

Darkwood Brew: If Love Wins...What Now? Week 2: Neighbor

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Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This 4-part series led by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works in our life and what it means to people in our communities and around the world. In Part 2, Diana Butler Bass talks with Eric about Neighbor.
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July 16, 2013

Darkwood Brew: If Love Wins...What Now? Week 1: God

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Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This 4-part series led by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works in our life and what it means to people in our communities and around the world. In Part 1, Brian McLaren talks with Eric about God.
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July 09, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 6: Amos and Jesus Walk into a Bar

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What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? Join series host Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. and Frank Schaeffer for part 4 of "Prophetically Incorrect: Amos and the Art of Uncomfortable Truth." Watch Part 6: Amos and Jesus Walk into a Bar
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Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 5: Seek and Live

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What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? Join series host Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. and Frank Schaeffer for part 5 of "Prophetically Incorrect: Amos and the Art of Uncomfortable Truth."
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June 25, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 4: Whose Kingdom Is It, Anyway?

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What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? Join series host Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. and Frank Schaeffer for part 4 of "Prophetically Incorrect: Amos and the Art of Uncomfortable Truth."
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June 18, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 3: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? Join series host Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. and Frank Schaeffer for part 3 of "Prophetically Incorrect: Amos and the Art of Uncomfortable Truth."
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June 11, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 2: You Only Have I Known

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What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? Join series host Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. and Frank Schaeffer for part 2 of "Prophetically Incorrect: Amos and the Art of Uncomfortable Truth."
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June 04, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 1: Selling the Righteous

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What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? Join series host Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. and Frank Schaeffer for part 1 of “Prophetically Incorrect: Amos and the Art of Uncomfortable Truth.”
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May 28, 2013

Darkwood Brew: On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Day 7: The Rest of God

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Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being - exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join us for part 7 of "On Earth As it Is In Heaven," a provocative seven-week Darkwood Brew series, produced in conjunction with the United Church of Christ's Mission 4/1 Earth.
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May 21, 2013

Darkwood Brew: On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Day 6: Image of God

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In part 6 of this series, Darkwood Brew welcomes John Philip Newell, a poet, peacemaker, minister and scholar, acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic Spirituality. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Newell’s work relates to the sacredness of the earth and the oneness of the human soul.
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May 14, 2013

Darkwood Brew: On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Day 5: Creatureliness

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Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being - exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join us for part 5 of "On Earth As it Is In Heaven," a provocative seven-week Darkwood Brew series, produced in conjunction with the United Church of Christ's Mission 4/1 Earth. With guest Bruce Epperly.
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May 07, 2013

Darkwood Brew: On Earth As It Is in Heaven, Day 4: Harmony

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Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being - exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join us for part 4 of "On Earth As it Is In Heaven," a provocative seven-week Darkwood Brew series, produced in conjunction with the United Church of Christ's Mission 4/1 Earth. With guest Catherine Foote.
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April 30, 2013

Darkwood Brew: On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Day 3: Fecundity

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Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being - exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join us for part 3 of "On Earth As it Is In Heaven," a provocative seven-week Darkwood Brew series, produced in conjunction with the United Church of Christ's Mission 4/1 Earth. With guests: Kit Evans and Sonsiris Tamayo-Dewitt

 

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April 23, 2013

DarkWood Brew: On Earth As It Is in Heaven, Day 2: Wildness

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Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being - exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Meighan Pritchard is featured in part 2 of "On Earth As it Is In Heaven," a provocative seven-week Darkwood Brew series, produced in conjunction with the United Church of Christ's Mission 4/1 Earth.
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April 16, 2013

Darkwood Brew: On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Day 1: The Genesis of Environmentalism

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Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join us for part 1 of “On Earth As it Is In Heaven,” a provocative seven-week Darkwood Brew series, produced in conjunction with the United Church of Christ’s Mission 4/1 Earth.
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April 09, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 7: Our Evolving Faith

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

As the series concludes, we offer an interactive wrap up featuring Darkwood Brew’s bloggers: Eric Elnes, Ian Lynch, Cynthia Astle, and Leslie Murrell on issues concerning our evolving faith.
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April 02, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 6: Evolution and Curing Disease

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this Latest Darkwood Brew episode, Eric Elnes and Gayle Woloschak discuss faith, evolution, and healing. It's Part 6 in the series, "Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith."
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March 26, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 5: Is There Evidence for God?

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this latest Darkwood Brew episode, Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 5, Eric Elnes and Owen Gingerich discuss the question, Is There Evidence for God?
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March 19, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 4: What's Love and Human Suffering Got to Do With It?

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this series from Darkwood Brew on Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, host Eric Elnes probes faith and science, doubt and belief. Quantum theory, current theories of creation and evolution, and much more are examined through the lens of faith. In part 4, Eric interviews Lea Schweitz, What's Love and Human Suffering Got to Do With It?
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March 12, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 3: Michael Dowd and the New Theists

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this series from Darkwood Brew on Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, host Eric Elnes probes faith and science, doubt and belief. Quantum theory, current theories of creation and evolution, and much more are examined through the lens of faith. In part 3 Eric interviews Michael Dowd on the New Theists.
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March 05, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 2: The Possibility of Life on Other Planets

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this series from Darkwood Brew on Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, host Eric Elnes probes faith and science, doubt and belief. Quantum theory, current theories of creation and evolution, and much more are examined through the lens of faith. In part 2, Eric and Grace Wolf-Chase discuss the possibility of life on other planets--and the ramifications for faith.

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February 26, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, Part 1: Awe, Wonder, and God

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this new series from Darkwood Brew on Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith, host Eric Elnes probes faith and science, doubt and belief. Quantum theory, current theories of creation and evolution, and much more are examined through the lens of faith. In part 1, Eric interviews Grace Wolf-Chase & Bruce Booher on Awe, Wonder, and God.
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February 19, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own, Part 7

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In the final part of this Darkwood Brew video series, "Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own," Eric Elnes talks with Chuck Marohnic about "God and Music."
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February 12, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own, Part 6

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 6 of this Darkwood Brew series, "Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own," Eric Elnes talks with Doug Pagitt on the topic, "Do You Want to Be Made Well?"
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February 05, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own, Part 5

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 5 of this Darkwood Brew series, "Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own," Eric Elnes and Phileena Heuertz discuss contemplation and centering prayer.
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January 29, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own, Part 4

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 4 of the Darkwood Brew series, "Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own," Eric Elnes and Bruce Epperly discuss prayer and healing.
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January 22, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own, Part 3

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 3 of the Darkwood Brew series, "Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own," Eric Elnes and Carl McColman's topic is "Meet the Committee."
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January 15, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own, Part 2

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 2 of the Darkwood Brew Series, "Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own," Eric Elnes and Jack Levison's topic is "Breathe!"
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January 08, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Listen: Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own, Part 1

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In part 1 of this new Darkwood Brew video series, "Listen" Hearing That Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own," Eric Elnes talks with Bishop Yvette Flunder about "Finding Your Cave."
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January 02, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 8: Spirit

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In the final segment of this special new year's series from Darkwood Brew, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes and Bob Ravenscroft talk about spirit and hope.
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January 01, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 7: Beauty

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 7 of this special Darkwood Brew series, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes and Melvin Bray discuss hope and beauty.
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December 31, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 6: Simplicity

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In part 6 of this special Darkwood Brew series on "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes and Carrie Newcomer talk about simplicity and hope.
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December 30, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 5: Justice

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 5 of this special Darkwood Brew series, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes talks with Michael Piazza about justice and hope.
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December 29, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 4: Fidelity

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 4 of this special Darkwood Brew series on Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Eric Elnes discusses fidelity and hope with Scott Russell Sanders and Phyllis Tickle.
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December 28, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 3

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 3 of this special Darkwood Brew series, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes interviews Katharine Harts.
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December 27, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 2

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 2 of this special 8 part Darkwood Brew series, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes interviews Scott Russell Sanders and Patrick Swanson.
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December 26, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide, Part 1: What Is Hope?

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In Part 1 of this special series, the Rev. Eric Elnes and special guests discuss the question, "What Is Hope?"
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December 25, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Hope: A Pessimist's Guide--An Introduction

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this preview of a special Darkwood Brew series, presented here over the next 8 days, the Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes and guests Kit Evans and Scott Russell Sanders introduce the topic of HOPE.

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December 18, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 6: “Jesus, the New Adam – Rethinking Salvation”

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew: Eric Elnes and Beth Johnson discuss Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 6: “Jesus, the New Adam – Rethinking Salvation”

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December 11, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 5: “That Darned Tower: Fall #4”

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew: Eric Elnes and Chip Bouzard discuss Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 5: “That Darned Tower: Fall #4”
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December 04, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 4: “That Darned Flood: Fall #3”

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew: Eric Elnes and Terrence Fretheim discuss Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 4: “That Darned Flood: Fall #3”
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November 27, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 3: “That Darned Brother : Fall #2”

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew, Eric Elnes and Reinhilde Ruprecht discuss Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 3: That Darned Brother : Fall #2
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November 20, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 2: “That Darned Snake: Fall #1”

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew, Eric Elnes and Nadia Bolz-Weber discuss Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 2: That Darned Snake : Fall #1
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November 13, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 1: “Imago Dei – Rethinking Our Creation”

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew episode, Eric Elnes, Kevin Miller and others discuss Failing, Falling and Flying: Genesis Stories of Original Grace – Week 1: “Imago Dei – Rethinking Our Creation”

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November 06, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Curious Companions of Jesus, Week 6: Pharisees and Scribes

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

This week's Darkwood Brew episode: Hookers, Looters, and Cheats: The Curious Companions of Jesus -- “Pharisees and Scribes”. Eric Elnes, Steve Knight, and more.
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October 30, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Curious Companions of Jesus, Week 5: The Lying Cheat at the Well

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew episode, Part 5 of Hookers, Looters, and Cheats: The Curious Companions of Jesus -- “The Lying Cheat at the Well”. Join Eric Elnes and the Rev. Bruce Van Blair and more.
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October 23, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Curious Companions of Jesus, Week 4: The Looter Who Became Jesus' New BFF

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew episode, Park 4 of Hookers, Looters, and Cheats: The Curious Companions of Jesus -- “The Looter Who Became Jesus’ New BFF”. Join Eric Elnes, Rev. Fred Plumer, and more.
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October 16, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Curious Companions of Jesus, Week 3: The Looter Disciple

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

This week's Darkwood Brew episode: Hookers, Looters, and Cheats: The Curious Companions of Jesus, Part 3: “The Looter Disciple”. With Eric Elnes and guest: Chris Heuertz.
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October 09, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Curious Companions of Jesus, Week 2: The (Alleged) Hooker Disciple

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew, watch part 2 of Hookers, Looters, and Cheats: The Curious Companions of Jesus -- “The (Alleged) Hooker Disciple”, with Eric Elnes, Dr. Emilie Townes, and more.

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October 02, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Curious Companions of Jesus, Week 1: The Unnamed Hooker Who Showed Jesus Great Love

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this week's Darkwood Brew, watch Part 1 of Hookers, Looters, and Cheats: The Curious Companions of Jesus--“The Unnamed Hooker Who Showed Jesus ‘Great Love’”, with Eric Elnes, Jana Reiss, and more.
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September 25, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 6: In All Things

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this Darkwood Brew program, Dr. Eric Elnes and Dr. Samir Semanlovic discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 6: In All Things.
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September 18, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 5: Areopagus to Aerospace with Brian McLaren

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this Darkwood Brew episode, Eric Elnes and Brian McLaren discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 5: Areopagus to Aerospace.
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September 11, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 4: Other Sheep

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this Darkwood Brew program, the Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes and Dr. Diana Eck discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 4: Other Sheep.
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September 04, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 3: The Lord Alone?

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this Darkwood Brew program, the Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes and Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 3: The Lord Alone?

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August 28, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 2: The Most High God

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this Darkwood Brew episode, Eric Elnes and Leong Seow discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 2: The Most High God.
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August 21, 2012

Darkwood Brew: Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 1: The Way, the Truth and the Life

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

In this Darkwood Brew episode, Eric Elnes and Allen Hilton discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World. Part 1: The Way, the Truth and the Life. Watch it!