At our last gathering, Dr. David May from Central Baptist Theological Seminary led our conversation about the three parables contained in Matthew 25.  We discussed the kind of subversive hospitality practiced by Jesus, in which we befriend and help the “least of these”, while speaking truth to power and the systems which help perpetuate their struggles.  Dr. May shared a list…

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On Sunday at The Open Table, our Assistant Curator, Wendie Brockhaus, read a beautiful reflection on gratitude. This was read as part of our quarterly Taizé services and we wanted to share this reflection with you.  Enjoy, and be thankful! “Prayer of Acceptance” By Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr Eternal one who circles the seasons with ease, teach me about Earth’s…

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This past Sunday, close to 100 people came together to discuss issues concerning structural racism.  At the end of our discussion, several resources and other opportunities were mentioned for anyone who would like to dig deeper into these issues.  Read on for all the details. Upcoming events (as shared by “Black, Brown and Blue” participants at the conversation on 11/8/15…

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On Sunday, October 25 Andrea Dutt spoke about her faith journey, and how she was doing work as an activist in issues of justice, yet somehow feeling like something was missing. After doing an online search for “action and contemplation”, she discovered Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action & Contemplation (see website link below), and it became a transformational, life-giving…

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Society, Faith and Beauty

On Sunday, Emily Bartlett, local massage therapist and photographer, facilitated a discussion on beauty.  We explored the difference between what society thinks is beautiful and what God thinks is beautiful.  It was a beautiful and vulnerable conversation.  To start our evening, she showed a video highlighting the kind of pressure that is put on women to look a certain way.…

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The Beauty of Creation

Matthew Dorning, of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, shared a prayer by St. Basil as a way to prepare us for our conversation about icons and worship.  It was so good we had to share it with all of you who couldn’t make it on Sunday. The marvelous perfection of creation, where everything fits and works together to bring about God’s…

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