3/31/2019 by Brian K Thank you for listening to my testimony this morning. This theme of “fasting from individualism and feasting on community” was a compelling one. When I think of “community” that word stirs memories of this specific time in my life –between 2007 and 2013 –to be exact when Em and I were
Lately, I have been thinking about humans as creative beings. Merriam-Webster defines creative as “marked by the ability or power to create.” Being creative is a way for us to express our experiences, enrich our lives, and enjoy something beautiful or unique. Creativity involves a certain amount of vulnerability. It is vulnerable to put yourself
Through anecdotes, poetry, scripture, and plenty of humor, Nadia Bolz-Weber calls us (in the spirit of Martin Luther) to reject these outdated and toxic themes. Instead, she offers a gospel that frees us from that harm and celebrates the inherent goodness we and our bodies possess.
There is a “just right” space that we want to be in as we attempt various yoga postures and the “just right” space varies from person to person.
In worship on the last Sunday in November, the children helped us imagine how the church keeps track of time. We traced a straight line on the carpet with our fingers, like a timeline. Then we traced a circle on the ground, over and over circling back. For the church, time often seems to move
Maybe God has helped set you free from unhealthy relationships or a toxic environment. Perhaps God is urging you to stop comparing your life to others around you and allowing you the freedom to create your own path. Maybe God is setting you free from the expectations you’ve set for yourself, and reminding you that where you are in your life journey is exactly where you need to be.
So, here we go. I want to answer some of the questions I couldn’t bring myself to ask others.
“Bethel Free Church.” Immediately my younger brother and sister began asking Mom and Dad why we couldn’t join that church. It was free! Our dad said we would have to talk about it later.
Figuring out how to mark the day well can be a challenge. I remember when I figured out that Thanksgiving has a complicated history. Maybe you do too.
by Alyson Hankwitz 11/4/2018 Much like we heard last week, my journey of growing in generosity started out of an obligation. My sister and I were required to give one whole dollar out of our weekly allowance to church, and in return, we got to keep the other four dollars. Not a bad deal when