Individualism and Uniformity, two of Empire’s most powerful weapons. If Empire can keep us separate and the same, then they win. May we “Resist Identity” by embracing the Ways of Jesus: Connection and Uniqueness.
Have you ever noticed how the world around you has expectations for who you should be? In this message, Pastor Colby calls us to Resist the Way of Empire in how it wants to control the narrative. Instead, may we embrace the Way of Jesus that calls us into more and more freedom.
What is Truth? Humans have been wrestling with that question since as long as we’ve had consciousness. In this sermon, Pastor Colby calls us to Resist the Way of Empire (truth = control and power) and Embrace the Way of Jesus (truth = freedom and love).
Pastor Kate kicks off the new fall series on resistance by reminding us how Jesus did it.
Sojourn warmly welcomes special guest speaker Rev. Dr. Paula Stone Williams. You won’t want to miss her message as she challenges us to answer God’s call in our lives, despite the risks.
Sometimes when you get so busy DOING the Church thing, it can be easy to forget what exactly the “Church thing” is. So in this message, Pastor Colby goes Meta and talks about the fallacy of the “Church Oughts.” Plus, get an inside look into the Ministry Team at Sojourn.
For Jesus to walk the path that he did, faced with abandonment and suffering, meant that he lived a life of deep faith. He trusted that great Love was holding him and guiding him. We, too, are invited to lean into a faith that sustains us, when our circumstances and the world around us can seem so broken and bruised. Jessica reminds us that faith is not the absence of fear, or doubt, or pain, but that the love of God is the river that carries us through all of it.
Pastor Kate challenges progressive people of faith to think about ways in which their progressive sensibilities have possibly kept them from a thriving faith. Listeners are invited to rethink prayer and encouraged to incorporate prayer into their daily routines.
The surprising ways in which stories from the Gospels can still offer wisdom and insight today—especially as it relates to the events during/after #Charlottesville. Join Co-Pastors Colby and Kate Martin as they lead us through a service of Biblical interpretation, prayerful reflection, and a challenge to embody greater love.
Pastor Kate reflects on recent events in Charlottesville and asks us to consider becoming more hospitable people.
There’s a story in Genesis about Jacob wrestling a mysterious “man” late one night. Typically this is read as Jacob wrestling with God, or an angel. But in this message, Pastor Colby shares from his own life why he thinks Jacob might be wrestling with someone else. If you’ve ever struggled to make significant changes in your life, then don’t miss this powerful message.
When life seems chaotic, uninspiring, or even downright dreadful, we can pull wisdom and encouragement from the deep truths hidden in the parables of Jesus. In this message, Pastor Colby explores three parables from Matthew 13 (Mustard Seed, Yeast, Pearl of Great Price) to show how the Kingdom of Heaven is always all around and within us.
For many people who grew up in the church or who had some familiarity with Christianity, there is an expectation that life with Jesus will be relatively free from the sorrow and suffering of this world. But then when it comes (and it always comes) we panic and wonder where God is. Can we have a more robust theology that prepares us for pain?
Have you ever felt like no matter what you do you’ll still be seen as the bad guy? Ever feel exhausted by having to explain or defend yourself, even to your closest friends? Yeah, you’re not alone. In fact, even Jesus can relate. So how did he handle it? Listen in as Pastor Colby unpacks Matthew 11:1-6, 16-1
Kicking off a new series called "LIBERATE: What Makes the Good News Good?", Colby shares his journey of awareness around issues of privilege. He discovered that not everyone asks the same sorts of questions about Jesus and the Gospel, and it led him to a more expansive view of God and the world. Join us for this new series as we unpack issues and themes around Liberation Theology.