Beyond cheap platitudes and religious-speak, is there really a way peace on earth could actually be realized?
More and more we're seeing the church step up in issues regarding creation care, from climate change to recycling to sustainable living practices. But what if our role is more than just a mandate for stewardship? What if we are called to something more, something deeper, something eternal when it comes to taking care of … Continue reading Aug. 31 Gathering – Creation Care and the Kingdom of God
We tend to compartmentalize our lives in a number of different ways. Over the past century or so, Christianity seems to have become particularly obsessed with sorting out the sacred from the secular. In our effort to be "in the world but not of the world," we have learned to isolate spiritual practices and personal … Continue reading August 17 Gathering: Sacred vs. Secular — Two worlds in tension or one world in grace?
Does faith in the Bible necessarily mean we must reject the findings of science? Is the Bible meant to be an accurate description of the history of earth and humanity? Do we have to abandon our faith to embrace scientific evidence of origins? Or, is there a place where faith and science intersect, and reveal … Continue reading August 3 Gathering: Science & Faith: Mutually exclusive or inclusively mutual?