How practicing sabbath can change a congregation and a culture.
In the wake of the 2020 COVID pandemic, churches were forced into the digital frontier whether they liked it or not. But now what?
While it was still dark meant that sin and evil are in power. God feels distant if not absent. Mary was feeling had to feel like God was distant. Where was God when Jesus was on the cross? Did God care? It’s hard to believe in God when it’s dark.
First Christian Church isn’t closing. We are moving, but we aren’t closing. But how can we live? What is the mission that God is giving us?
Differences over ideology, sexuality and race were there 30 years ago, but there seems to have been more opportunities to come together and meet the other. Our modern self-selected society allows us to basically pick our friends instead of trying to build bridges with those who might be different.
We talk to Chris Mackowski of the Emerging Civil War Blog to talk about Civil War History and how it affects America today.
For those of you who don’t know, I do a podcast called Spheres of Influence which focuses on religion, politics and culture. The following episode started as a blog post for the church website, was adapted to the weekly evening prayer on video and now is a podcast. I hope you give it a listen. I focus on the verdict of Derek Chauvin, and the witnesses who saw him killing George Floyd. They challenged the official story and made the difference in seeking justice. I hope you give it a listen.
The following is the audio version of a meditation Dennis did for his congregation yesterday, looking at the murder of George Floyd from a religious standpoint.
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