A LOOK INSIDE

THE BLOG

OWNING OUR PAST: A HISTORY & THEOLOGY OF RACE

Racism has been deeply embedded in both society and religion, so how can we take part in the righting of the wrongs of generations both past and present?  At our last gathering on Sunday, Oct. 22, The Open Table community began a series of conversations on race, which will feature diverse voices from the greater Kansas City area over the next…

Read more

FROM BEHIND BARS: STORIES OF FAITH & PROTEST

We had a powerful gathering on Sunday, Sept. 24, as we welcomed Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard Jr, Rev. Nia Chandler, Rev. Susan McCann, and Rev. Eric Garbison to share their own theology of protest, and what practices keep them going in their peace and justice work.  The night was filled with powerful stories and challenging words, and quite a…

Read more

STOP, COLLABORATE, AND LISTEN

We had many things to pray for last weekend at The Open Table’s gathering:  hurricane Harvey and Irma victims; wildfires in California; an earthquake in Mexico; the recent announcement about the plan to rescind DACA; as well as many personal concerns from our community.  Our nation has seen a marked increase in division in recent months, fueled by radically different…

Read more

PEACEMAKING FROM THE MONASTERY

Sr. Therese Elias joined us on Sunday to discuss how Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, influenced the larger activist community from within the walls of the monastery. Merton saw solitude as a crucial component to the life of an activist/advocate. If you weren’t able to join us for the gathering, check out the podcast here. Below is a prayer by Merton,…

Read more

SALT AND SILENCE

Adam Campbell, founder of the Peace and Permaculture Center and friend/former member of the Possibility Alliance, joined us on Sunday to speak about the Gandhian program and how it can inform Christ followers who want to live lives that look increasingly like Jesus.  If you were unable to join us, you can check out our podcast here. The Gandhian program…

Read more

TAIZÉ REFLECTIONS

At our recent Taizé gathering, Andrea and Abhi Dutt led us through a beautiful reflection based on a book by Mark Nepo.  Our theme that night revolved around conflict, and how it can be difficult to navigate.  The author used the imagery of the sea – the waves, the swells, the break, and the shore – to highlight how we…

Read more

Contact / Location

CONTACT INFO

816-363-1300 x234
318 E 55th St. KCMO 64113
npickrell@secondpres.org

Events / Calendar