2nd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
May 29, 2016
The Rev. Chase Peeples
Do you know your neighbors? It's a question I've been thinking a lot about lately, because I don't know mine. I suspect a big reason I don't know the people living next door to me is that I'm too busy looking at my smart phone to notice them.
Our technology allows us to retreat into an artificial world where everyone thinks the same and shares the same beliefs. Our self-selected sources of news and friends on social media can give us a false sense of community. When we look up from our screens, however, to take note of the Black Lives Matter movement, the on-going fights over LGBTQ equality and the battle over immigration, we discover that we are a culture divided on many fronts. We are afraid of one another. Personally, I think it is much easier to go back to looking at my phone. That way I don't have to deal with anyone who will really challenge my worldview.
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May 24, 2015
The Rev. Dr. Scott Kenefake
In his sermon, Scott Kenefake says the Day of Pentecost marks the creation of a new kind of community in the church, as a once timid, frightened, and discouraged group of Jesus’ followers, his disciples, become forceful, confident, unified advocates for their experience of the risen Christ.
November 09, 2014
The Rev. Beth Sanders
The Rev. Beth Sanders draws a fascinating connection between Joshua 24 and the parable of Jesus in Matthew 25. In both cases, the people were struggling to survive in a dark time, trying to make their way in a hostile world. And in both cases the way to do that was through committing to God in community together. But in neither case was it easy.
October 12, 2014
The Rev. Brian Sullivan
The Rev. Brian Sullivan explores a perplexing parable of Jesus, encouraging us to prepare ourselves thoughtfully for Christ, our waiting bridegroom.
September 07, 2014
The Rev. Dr. Alexander Evans
In his sermon on Jesus' teaching on reconciliation from Matthew 18, the Rev. Dr. Alex Evans reveals that Jesus invites us not to sweep divisive issues aside, but to deal with our anger, our alienation, and work for our inherent need for reconciliation.
September 04, 2011
The Rev. Richard Aguilar
In his meditation on Jesus' teaching about handling problems in the church, the Rev. Richard Aguilar helps us grasp what it means to become and build a community of grace as disciples of Christ.
Author of the controversial new book, Love Wins, Rob Bell sits down with Peter Wallace for an in-depth interview discussing his new book, his understanding of why the idea is controversial, and the life of his thriving church based in an old mall, which focuses on stripping away everything but the most important part of church: The Community. Join us for an interesting and thoughtful conversation on faith and God's love.