Our exploration of the Enneagram continues as Pastors Colby and Kate teach on the Ones (The Reformers) and the Twos (The Helper).
This week Pastors Colby and Kate explore the ways in which Eights (The Challenger) and Nines (The Peacemaker) offer the world unique flavors of the Divine Presence. Learn how each number holds you back from flourishing, and how to move forward in to greater wholeness and connection.
Lent has begun, and so comes our annual six week journey of introspection. This year we'll leverage the insight and the poignancy of the Enneagram to guide us as we travel in the heart of our shadows and back out again toward new life. In this introductory message, Pastors Colby and Kate co-preach and share from their own story how the Enneagram has given them hope for a new life, both together and as individuals.
In the conclusion of our NonViolence series, Colby takes a brief look back at the ground we’ve covered before looking ahead at how the principles of nonviolence apply to our church and to our own lives.
Have you ever wondered “What would Jesus do?” when it comes to that toxic relationship in your life? That person who constantly ridicules and rejects you? That place where you always leave feeling like less-than-human? In this message, Colby invites us to consider taking Jesus up on his directive to “shake the dust off our feet” and move on.
For those who are sold out on the idea of Jesus as a peace-loving, bridge-building, reconciling sort of guy, there remains some verses that call this image into serious question. One such verse comes from Matthew 10. Join Colby as he explores what Jesus might have meant by, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
Turn the other cheek. Go the extra mile. What was Jesus actually talking about when he gave these instructions to his first century Palestine listeners? Have these teachings become so cliche that we've lost most of their meaning? Pastor Kate shares more of the story behind these teachings and wonders if perhaps they are as applicable today as ever.
For part four of our series on NonViolence, we welcome reflections from our friend Benjamin Cornelius and a message from Mathew Mitchell encouraging us to reconsider scriptural references to the Devil and perhaps, as Richard Beck would say, revive Old Scratch for the sake of our faith and our world. #thegoodfight #fightforlovewithlove
MLK once said, “the arc of the moral universe is long and it bends toward justice.” In Part 3 of our NonViolence series, Colby explores the tension between the themes of Nonviolence and the rampant violence evident in the Bible. He shows how “the arc of the moral Bible is long and it bends toward nonviolent, restorative justice.”
In Part Two of our series on nonviolence, we wrestle with the age old belief that "violence saves," or what can be called, "The Myth of Redemptive Violence." Does violence actually work as an approach to handling conflict?
Kicking off our series exploring Nonviolence, Pastor Colby talks about how conflict in life is unavoidable. However, we have evolved beyond the basic Fight or Flight instinct, so even though conflict is inevitable, violence doesn't need to be.
Wrapping up our Advent Series, Colby explores how it is that the birth of Jesus provides Divine Affirmation that "It All Belongs." Whatever you might be going through, the invitation is to trust that this, even this, has the potential to manifest Love.
You've never heard the story of Joseph like THIS before. Get fresh new insight into why Joseph wanted to divorce Mary. And discover how you, too, can be free of the fear of failure!
The angels appeared, bright in the night sky, to announce the good news of PEACE to the Shepherds. Which is nice and all, but what about when the darkness returns? Or refuses to go away? Where is peace, then?
For many people, talking about "Hope" right now seems tone deaf to what's going on in our country. And yet, Advent has begun, and perhaps it is exactly what we need to guide us in re-aiming where it makes the most sense to put our Hope. The birth of Jesus reminds us that true Hope is not found in the Empire, nor in Emperors, nor in political systems.