Yes, this certainly IS a strange 4th of July! I’ve heard so many people say that — or something like that — almost everywhere I’ve been (with my mask firmly in place and six feet away). No big cookouts. No gatherings to enjoy fireworks. No parties by the pool. But there is much to be celebrated because we have been invited, compelled, by our own Declaration of Independence to hold our government accountable to upholding the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
The parables of Jesus are meant to baffle, and by that I mean to shake off our blinders, to reveal something we had not seen before, to think differently about things. Join us this Sunday as we explore Jesus the storyteller — and how primary means of teaching was through the use of parables.
On Sundays, at eleven:eleven downtown, Tom and I have been doing a lot of referencing to the concept of “Shalom”- most often translated as “peace,” but probably best understood as “peace, unity, wholeness of being, harmony.” Shalom is what God wants for you and me and for all creation.I hope you can join us as Tom and I continue our conversations on “Your Pandemic / Post-Pandemic Self” this Sunday as we’re “gonna get down and dirty with the resurrection”
My husband, Tom, and I are venturing into some new territory – dialogue sermons for the next few weeks during eleven:eleven. Essentially, talking together about what we’re thinking about talking about! It’s a little intimidating for me. But I’m willing to walk some new paths and hope you’ll be there with us as we explore what this time has to offer – as we explore this new series: Ctrl – Alt – Del (Your Pandemic/post-Pandemic Self).