Sinopsis

Sermons preached by JR. Forasteros.

Episodios

  • Rules: Voter Suppression - Faith  Race

    Rules: Voter Suppression - Faith & Race

    20/09/2020

    Every institution has rules, both written and unwritten, that make it run. How should Christians engage a system with unjust rules? We explore another meal Jesus shares with Pharisees to discern how we can respond to voter suppression specifically as...

  • Arenas: Redlining - Faith  Race

    Arenas: Redlining - Faith & Race

    13/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    Suburbs exist in large part because of the racialized history of American housing. How should a suburban church respond to that reality - especially as our suburban demographic is changing?

  • Artefacts: Monuments - Faith  Race

    Artefacts: Monuments - Faith & Race

    06/09/2020 Duración: 30min

    All systems are comprised of physical artefacts. As we begin our exploration of systemic racism in America, we investigate the Confederate monuments we're removing all over the country. How should persons of faith understand this issue, and more...

  • Reading the Bible Mythically - How the Bible Works

    Reading the Bible Mythically - How the Bible Works

    30/08/2020 Duración: 39min

    We've spent the whole summer learning all kinds of tools to read Scripture. But if we approach the Bible with the wrong attitude, we'll still miss the God to whom the Scripture points. With some help from John and C. S. Lewis., we learn how to read...

  • How to Read Myth - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Myth - How the Bible Works

    23/08/2020

    The idea that the Bible contains mythology makes a lot of us uncomfortable. But just like other genres, myth is there on purpose - and vital to our formation as God's people. So how does myth work, exactly?

  • How to Read Epistles - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Epistles - How the Bible Works

    16/08/2020 Duración: 40min

    Faith doesn't have to be an esoteric, theoretical thing. In fact, the letters in the Bible present us a window into how the earliest followers of Jesus navigated the complexities of faithfulness in the real world. How can these letters help us...

  • How to Read Folklore - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Folklore - How the Bible Works

    09/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    How are the powerless to make their way in the world? Folktales - literally stories of the people - record tricks and traps those with no social or political capital use to shape the world around them. But... why are such stories in the Bible? And...

  • How to Read Wisdom Literature - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Wisdom Literature - How the Bible Works

    02/08/2020 Duración: 29min

    We look to books like Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes for rules to help us live more godly lives. But these books don't want to make us smarter. They want to make us more wise. The difference is in how we see the world, and how these books can be...

  • How to Read History - How the Bible Works

    How to Read History - How the Bible Works

    26/07/2020 Duración: 33min

    Biblical history doesn't hold up to our modern standards for history. So how can we trust history in the Bible? And more importantly, how can these stories of ancient peoples and events help us know God better today?

  • How to Read Poetry - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Poetry - How the Bible Works

    19/07/2020 Duración: 28min

    Many of us find poetry to be an impenetrable genre. But the purpose of poetry is to point beyond the limits of language to deep truths of our existence. The Bible is more than a quarter poetry - how does biblical poetry invite us to know the God who...

  • How to Read Legal Code - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Legal Code - How the Bible Works

    12/07/2020 Duración: 40min

    Can we all admit we skip the legal codes in the Bible? It's hard to imagine texts that have less to do with our daily lives... isn't it? How can we read the Bible's legal codes for spiritual formation? Leviticus 19 illustrates just how relevant...

  • How to Read Acts - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Acts - How the Bible Works

    05/07/2020 Duración: 28min

    Acts is a history book. But it’s ancient history that has a clever twist: the main character isn’t Peter, Paul or any other human. Acts is the story of how the Holy Spirit empowers Jesus’ first followers to take his good news to the whole...

  • How to Read Apocalypse - How the Bible Works

    How to Read Apocalypse - How the Bible Works

    28/06/2020 Duración: 39min

    One of the most challenging genres in the Bible is Apocalypse - in large part because it's a genre we don't really use anymore. But surprisingly, political cartoons can help us understand this bizarre biblical genre. We explore Revelation 14 as an...

  • How to Read the Prophets - How the Bible Works

    How to Read the Prophets - How the Bible Works

    21/06/2020 Duración: 36min

    We imagine the Biblical prophets as fortune tellers promising far off blessings. But the prophets were political activists, called to speak truth to power. So how do we read their ancient messages for spiritual formation today?

  • How to Read the Gospels - How the Bible Works

    How to Read the Gospels - How the Bible Works

    14/06/2020 Duración: 35min

    The Gospels are ancient biographies. Their goal is to lead us to imitate Jesus' life. So how do we read the Gospels such that we focus not just on Jesus' death, but his life? How can we learn to imitate Jesus?

  • What is the Bible? - How the Bible Works

    What is the Bible? - How the Bible Works

    07/06/2020 Duración: 35min

    Everyone knows reading Scripture is an important element of a vibrant faith. But can we be honest? The Bible is really confusing. Knowing what we're supposed to take from it is tough. This summer, we're going to explore the Bible by genre, and...

  • Pentecost vs Racism - Winds of Change

    Pentecost vs Racism - Winds of Change

    31/05/2020 Duración: 38min

    In the last month, violence against Black Americans has once again been undeniable. How ought the Church to respond to racism in our day and time? Pentecost Sunday – the birthday of the Church, and the day we celebrate receiving the Holy Spirit –...

  • The Spotter - Winds of Change

    The Spotter - Winds of Change

    24/05/2020 Duración: 35min

    Facing the pain of the world is daunting, and can feel impossible. But the Holy Spirit knows what we're called to, and empowers us when that calling pushes us to our limit!

  • The Gifter - Winds of Change

    The Gifter - Winds of Change

    17/05/2020 Duración: 31min

    God gives us the ability to participate in the Church by empowering us. These abilities are gifts from the Holy Spirit. These gifts enable us to serve each other, to imitate Jesus. So... how do they work?

  • The Gardener - Winds of Change

    The Gardener - Winds of Change

    10/05/2020 Duración: 30min

    God calls us to be loving, joyful, peace-making, patient, kind, generous, gentle, faithful and self-controlled. This list of virtues is as inspiring as it is intimidating. Which of us can say we’re any of these, let alone all of them? Paul’s...

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