Hungering for righteousness means having this insatiable ache to see things made right, in all places, for all people. It means having a desire so deep, so intense, that life isn’t possible without it.Read More
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Blessed are the people who pursue wholeness, completeness. Blessed are the people who make space for the gathering together of things that are meant to be whole, but aren’t yet. And that’s all things. Because all things - our relationships, our communities, our ecosystems, our selves and our minds and our ways of thinking about ourselves - they were all meant to be whole, to be sound, to be healthy and safe.Read More
But what if the world doesn’t have to revolve around power, greed, violence and retribution? What if the world is actually designed to function in a completely different way? What if there is another way of looking at the world, a proverbial Earthrise, that provides the perspective to see that power, greed, violence and retribution are actually part of the decaying and corrupt Upside Down?Read More
But, for many of us, it’s our Winter seasons that seem to last the longest - if not in duration, then in intensity. Our Winters are those seasons characterized by darkness. They’re times of forced inactivity and isolation. Our winters are when our circumstances, relationships, and emotions are lifeless, or at least appear to be.Read More
Jesus has inaugurated the Downside Up kingdom into our Upside down world, flipping the standards of self-sufficiency to relying on God, overturning our tendencies from being self-reliant to relying on God in all things, and returning reality from independence to dependence on God.Read More
God sees that we’ll need rest and margin long before we ever recognize it, so God preemptively commands us to take a day each week to rest and worship, pray and play; a day that makes you more alive — a day of “re-creation”Read More
And today, as so many of us face our own suffering and tendencies to isolate and mask pain, we will explore an alternative. What could it look like to open ourselves up to God and one another in times of difficulty, receiving the comfort and strength that our souls yearn for? How would it feel to receive empowerment to such a degree that we have reserves to comfort others? And what is the promise when we do?Read More
This morning we are going to look at a concept that on the surface might look like it would produce fortitude or resiliency, but in fact produces fragility. This morning we are going to examine the concept of certainty, or more specifically our need for certainty.Read More