“A Theology of Buildings”

~ Luke 6:43-49 ~ Building metaphors abound in scripture. They are all intended to teach spiritual lessons. Paul often used building metaphors in his letters to describe the community of the church. Ephesians speaks of “the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10:30am

~ A Theology of Buildings ~ “…like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation.” Building metaphors abound in scripture. Spiritual lessons can be learned. We live in buildings; congregations live in buildings. A congregation and the building it lives in are inexorably intertwined. A theology … Read More

“Restorative Justice”

~ Psalm 30/John 21:1-19 ~ The song the choir just sang (Come, Ye Sinners) is a southern Appalachian hymn from the 19th century. It’s a revival song—a bona fide camp-meeting invitation song to get sinners to walk the aisle and get saved. Now, revival songs might make you feel uncomfortable. … Read More

Join Us for Worship, Sunday, May 5, 2019, 10:30am

~ “Restorative Justice” ~ Repentance, penance, forgiveness – too often our default response is “judgment.” A God of justice must punish sin, we think. The God of Retributive Justice! But even as Jesus restores Peter, so are we all. No matter our plight, no matter our despair, no matter our … Read More