Darkwood Brew

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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:

  1. 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;

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

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

  4. 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:

  1. 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;

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

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

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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!

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this Darkwood Brew episode, Eric Elnes and Leong Seow discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 2: The Most High God.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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?

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this Darkwood Brew episode, Eric Elnes and Brian McLaren discuss the Faith of Jesus in a Pluralistic World 5: Areopagus to Aerospace.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
This week's Darkwood Brew episode: Hookers, Looters, and Cheats: The Curious Companions of Jesus -- “Pharisees and Scribes”. Eric Elnes, Steve Knight, and more.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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”

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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”

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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”

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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”

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In Part 1 of this special series, the Rev. Eric Elnes and special guests discuss the question, "What Is Hope?"

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In Part 3 of this special Darkwood Brew series, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes interviews Katharine Harts.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In Part 5 of this special Darkwood Brew series, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes talks with Michael Piazza about justice and hope.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In Part 7 of this special Darkwood Brew series, "Hope: A Pessimist's Guide," Eric Elnes and Melvin Bray discuss hope and beauty.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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!"

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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?"

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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?

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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?

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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  

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.”

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 5: Seek and Live

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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."

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
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.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In Park 4 of the Darkwood Brew series, Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God, Eric Elnes talks with Jennifer Kotler about the Pleasure of God.

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

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part one, Eric Elnes talks with Cameron Trimble on 'Gifts of the Indigo Tent' (Exodus 36:2-7).

Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 2

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'The Great Convergence: What's So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part 2, Eric Elnes talks with Carol Howard Merritt on 'Christ of the Convergence (John 3:1-10).

Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 3

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'The Great Convergence: What's So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part 3, Eric Elnes talks with Bruce Van Blair on 'Vocatio' (Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13).

Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 4

Wednesday August 15, 2012
The Great Convergence: What's So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part 4, Eric Elnes talks with Bruce Reyes-Chow on 'What the Heck Are You Doing in Church?' (John 14:1-9a).

Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 5

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'The Great Convergence: What's So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part 5, Eric Elnes talks with Phyllis Tickle.

Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 6

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'The Great Convergence: What's So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part 6, Eric Elnes talks with Michael Camp on 'Faith, Science and Our Creator.'

Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 7

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'The Great Convergence: What's So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part 7, Eric Elnes talks with Melvin Bray on 'Mythical Imagination.'

Darkwood Brew: The Great Convergence: What's So Great? Part 8

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'The Great Convergence: What's So Great?' takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #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. In part 8, Eric Elnes leads the conversation with guests on 'The Gifts of Eden.'

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 1

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Tracey Halvorson.

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 2

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Dyson Demara.

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 3

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Scott Griessel.

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 4

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Melanie Gant Elnes.

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 5

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Bob Ravenscroft Trio.

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 6

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Marsha Bonner.

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 7

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Clayton Chapman.

Darkwood Brew: Vocatio: Discovering the Work of Your Soul in the Soul of Your Work, Part 8

Wednesday August 15, 2012
'Vocatio' refers to a calling into our life's work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they were called, how they answered and what it means. This week's Featured Guest: Eric Elnes.

Darkwood Brew: Forgiveness, Part 1: By Whose Authority?

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn’t forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van Blair are front and center for a provocative and surprising examination of the Christian concept of forgiveness. Part 1: Where does the authority to forgive come from?

Darkwood Brew: Forgiveness, Part 2: By Whose Requirement?

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn’t forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van Blair are front and center for a provocative and surprising examination of the Christian concept of forgiveness. Part 2: When is forgiveness required?

Darkwood Brew: Forgiveness, Part 3: Kissing Cousins

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn’t forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van Blair are front and center for a provocative and surprising examination of the Christian concept of forgiveness. Part 3: Is forgiveness ever optional?

Darkwood Brew: Forgiveness, Part 4: The Unforgivable Sin

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn’t forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van Blair are front and center for a provocative and surprising examination of the Christian concept of forgiveness. Part 4: The Unforgivable Sin

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 1: Psalm 8

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Watch part 1 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 1, guest Pamela Greenwood discusses Psalm 8.

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 2: Psalm 119

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Watch part 2 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 2, guest Dan Anderson discusses Psalm 119.

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 3: Psalm 112

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Watch part 3 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 3, guest Rolf Jacobson discusses Psalm 112.

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 4: Psalm 137

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Watch part 4 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 4, guest Jason Byassee discusses Psalm 137.

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 6: Psalm 66

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Watch part 6 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 6, guest Bill Brown discusses Psalm 66.

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 7: Psalm 27

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Watch part 7 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 7, guest Bruce Van Blair discusses Psalm 27.

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 8: Psalm 23

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Watch the last of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 8, guest Lee C. Camp discusses Psalm 23.

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 1: Saving

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 1, "Saving," features host Dr. Eric Elnes.

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 2: Blessing

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 2, "Blessing," features Jacqueline Lapsley.

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 3: Protecting

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 3, "Protecting," features Bishop John Selders.

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 4: Delivering

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 4, "Delivering," features Christian Piatt.

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 5: Consecrating

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 5, "Consecrating," features Bishop Yvette Flunder.

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 6: Do You Need a New God?

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 6, "Do You Need a New God?" features host Dr. Eric Elnes.

Darkwood Brew: Dwelling and Indwelling, Episode 1, with Eric Elnes

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for 'God’s house'-which stands not only for God’s sanctuary, but for the people called by God’s name. In part 1, What’s a second mistake that makes the first one worse? Featured Guest: Eric Elnes.

Darkwood Brew: Dwelling and Indwelling, Episode 2, with Melvin Bray

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for 'God’s house'-which stands not only for God’s sanctuary, but for the people called by God’s name. In part 2, If God offered to give you one thing, what would you ask for? Featured Guest: Melvin Bray.

Darkwood Brew: Dwelling and Indwelling, Episode 3, with Rachel Hackenberg

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for 'God’s house'--which stands not only for God’s sanctuary, but for the people called by God’s name. In part 3, What’s a second mistake that makes the first one worse What did it take for you to realize that you don’t know it all? Featured Guest: Rachel Hackenberg.

Darkwood Brew: Dwelling and Indwelling, Episode 4, with Frank Schaeffer

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for 'God’s house'-which stands not only for God’s sanctuary, but for the people called by God’s name. In part 3, What is something you are willing to work for where you will not see the result of? Featured Guest: Frank Schaeffer.

Darkwood Brew: Dwelling and Indwelling, Episode 5, with Rolf Jacobson

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for 'God’s house'--which stands not only for God’s sanctuary, but for the people called by God’s name. In part 5, Have you taken a leap of faith? How did it work out? Featured Guest: Rolf Jacobson.

Darkwood Brew: Dwelling and Indwelling, Episode 6, with Eric Elnes

Wednesday August 15, 2012
In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for 'God’s house'--which stands not only for God’s sanctuary, but for the people called by God’s name. In part 6, If Christianity was a house, what would you renovate? Featured Guest: Eric Elnes.