Embodied Faith; Building Peace

This week’s headlines were much like any other’s—filled with news that can make us feel helpless: The devastation and rising death toll from Hurricane Ian—the deadliest in the United States since Hurricane Katrina. The continuing war between Russia and Ukraine –...

Connecting the Dots: Call and Response

The mule stood there, looking back at me with almost aggressive disinterest, dismissively swishing his tail. He was standing in front of a large iron plough, the kind used by farmers in the 19th century, and he was wearing a harness that hitched him to the plough in...

Connecting the Dots: Whose Faith?

Audio coming “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” It’s one of the more famous lines in movie history. It’s from Jaws, the classic thriller that basically invented the summer blockbuster as we know it, was such a huge hit that there was a noticeable drop in beach...

Connecting the Dots: Lost and Found

Audio coming By The Rev. J.C. Austin   Who you eat with is who you are. If you don’t believe me, then you had a different experience of middle school than I did. I remember walking into the cafeteria at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta, GA, for the first time at...

Into the Deep

Texts: Genesis 1:1-10, Luke 5:1-11 I’m really happy to be with you all today, and to share with you one of my passions—creation-honoring Christian worship. So let me unpack that a little before getting into the meat of the sermon. Today, in many churches around the...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Audio Coming By The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton Last week Mark’s gospel was calling us disciples to “go on and git,” listening to other people’s stories and sharing those of God’s love. This week, the invitation from Luke’s gospel is similar…to do love.  And while...