Encounters by the Sea #4 - Sandwiches, Stories, & Jesus

Encounters by the Sea #4 - Sandwiches, Stories, & Jesus

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #3 - Sending Pigs Back to the Sea

Encounters by the Sea #3 - Sending Pigs Back to the Sea

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #2 - Calling Disciples out of the Sea

Encounters by the Sea #2 - Calling Disciples out of the Sea

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #1 - Cosmic Battle Against the Sea

Encounters by the Sea #1 - Cosmic Battle Against the Sea

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world. 

TXT - Doubt, Glory, & Memory (Transfiguration Sunday)

TXT - Doubt, Glory, & Memory (Transfiguration Sunday)

In this "occasional series" called TXT (Text), voices from Pangea (and guest speakers) reflect on a passage from the Scriptures and let it take the lead. Sometimes, the text will come from the Lectionary, while at other times it will be at the speaker's discretion. On special Sundays and in between teaching series, these talks will bring passion to bear on sacred Scripture and will allow the ancient text to inform the scripts of our modern lives.

TXT - Jesus, Courage, & Lament (José Guillen)

TXT - Jesus, Courage, & Lament (José Guillen)

In this "occasional series" called TXT (Text), voices from Pangea (and guest speakers) reflect on a passage from the Scriptures and let it take the lead. Sometimes, the text will come from the Lectionary, while at other times it will be at the speaker's discretion. On special Sundays and in between teaching series, these talks will bring passion to bear on sacred Scripture and will allow the ancient text to inform the scripts of our modern lives.

Why in the World #6 - Can Prayer Change the Future?

Why in the World #6 - Can Prayer Change the Future?

Why in the world is the world the way the world is? That is the question we all ask when we see a child abused, a country terrorized by air strikes, a loved one overtaken by disease, or an outsider victimized by bigotry. Evil is real. To deny this is to deny reality. Yet, the Christian tradition claims to have a God that is all loving and all powerful. Where is this God to clean up the mess? Maybe this God is complicit with suffering or even directly causes it. Or perhaps God actually looks like Jesus. This series wrestles with God's love, human free will, and the problem evil.

Why in the World? #5 - Why Doesn't God Intervene?

Why in the World? #5 - Why Doesn't God Intervene?

Why in the world is the world the way the world is? That is the question we all ask when we see a child abused, a country terrorized by air strikes, a loved one overtaken by disease, or an outsider victimized by bigotry. Evil is real. To deny this is to deny reality. Yet, the Christian tradition claims to have a God that is all loving and all powerful. Where is this God to clean up the mess? Maybe this God is complicit with suffering or even directly causes it. Or perhaps God actually looks like Jesus. This series wrestles with God's love, human free will, and the problem evil.

Why in the World #4 - Free Will & God's Future

Why in the World #4 - Free Will & God's Future

 
 

Why in the world is the world the way the world is? That is the question we all ask when we see a child abused, a country terrorized by air strikes, a loved one overtaken by disease, or an outsider victimized by bigotry. Evil is real. To deny this is to deny reality. Yet, the Christian tradition claims to have a God that is all loving and all powerful. Where is this God to clean up the mess? Maybe this God is complicit with suffering or even directly causes it. Or perhaps God actually looks like Jesus. This series wrestles with God's love, human free will, and the problem evil.

Why in the World #3 - Trust and Changing God's Mind

Why in the World #3 - Trust and Changing God's Mind

Why in the world is the world the way the world is? That is the question we all ask when we see a child abused, a country terrorized by air strikes, a loved one overtaken by disease, or an outsider victimized by bigotry. Evil is real. To deny this is to deny reality. Yet, the Christian tradition claims to have a God that is all loving and all powerful. Where is this God to clean up the mess? Maybe this God is complicit with suffering or even directly causes it. Or perhaps God actually looks like Jesus. This series wrestles with God's love, human free will, and the problem evil.

Why in the World? #2 - What Does God Know?

Why in the World? #2 - What Does God Know?

Why in the world is the world the way the world is? That is the question we all ask when we see a child abused, a country terrorized by air strikes, a loved one overtaken by disease, or an outsider victimized by bigotry. Evil is real. To deny this is to deny reality. Yet, the Christian tradition claims to have a God that is all loving and all powerful. Where is this God to clean up the mess? Maybe this God is complicit with suffering or even directly causes it. Or perhaps God actually looks like Jesus. This series wrestles with God's love, human free will, and the problem evil.

Why in the World? #1 - Is God Evil?

Why in the World? #1 - Is God Evil?

Why in the world is the world the way the world is? That is the question we all ask when we see a child abused, a country terrorized by air strikes, a loved one overtaken by disease, or an outsider victimized by bigotry. Evil is real. To deny this is to deny reality. Yet, the Christian tradition claims to have a God that is all loving and all powerful. Where is this God to clean up the mess? Maybe this God is complicit with suffering or even directly causes it. Or perhaps God actually looks like Jesus. This series wrestles with God's love, human free will, and the problem evil.

Re-New Year's Day

Re-New Year's Day

 

A message all about the biblical hope that things can be re-new.

 

Hope of Glory #2 - God Moves With Us

Hope of Glory #2 - God Moves With Us

When Paul reflects on the wonder of Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and ascension, he says that we can experience "the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1.27). Many of us are tempted to compartmentalize Jesus into part of our lives, but for the earliest Christians, Jesus disrupted everything--for the better. In Jesus, God was moving toward us. God was joining with us. God was eventually going to move in us--into our very souls.

In this series we will connect the Christmas story with the ways in which Christ is still with us. The Jesus who slept in a crib of hay is the same Jesus who dwells with us through the presence of the Spirit. This is a great mystery. This is the very dynamic that the hope of the cosmos hinges on. In fact, it is this hope that beckons us to bring Christ to the world. 

Hope of Glory #1 - God Moves Toward Us

Hope of Glory #1 - God Moves Toward Us

When Paul reflects on the wonder of Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and ascension, he says that we can experience "the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1.27). Many of us are tempted to compartmentalize Jesus into part of our lives, but for the earliest Christians, Jesus disrupted everything--for the better. In Jesus, God was moving toward us. God was joining with us. God was eventually going to move in us--into our very souls.

In this series we will connect the Christmas story with the ways in which Christ is still with us. The Jesus who slept in a crib of hay is the same Jesus who dwells with us through the presence of the Spirit. This is a great mystery. This is the very dynamic that the hope of the cosmos hinges on. In fact, it is this hope that beckons us to bring Christ to the world. 

#Struggles #5 - Rest

#Struggles #5 - Rest

In a world where social media has transformed the way we communicate with each other, it is hard to know what it means to be in authentic relationships. In fact, we might even say that the very word "friendship" is being transformed by our interactions online. Is a relationship possible with someone you've never meant? Was this sort of disembodied community the sort of thing Jesus had in mind? And how does our new social reality affect the way we form our identity? During this series, we are going to take an honest look at all things pertaining to friendships and personal identity. We will specifically explore how Jesus informs what it means to be human.

#Struggles #4 - Compassion (José Guillen)

#Struggles #4 - Compassion (José Guillen)

José Guillen shares from John's gospel. He connects the dots from our social media saturated culture to engaging in the way of Jesus as a people called to compassion.

In a world where social media has transformed the way we communicate with each other, it is hard to know what it means to be in authentic relationships. In fact, we might even say that the very word "friendship" is being transformed by our interactions online. Is a relationship possible with someone you've never meant? Was this sort of disembodied community the sort of thing Jesus had in mind? And how does our new social reality affect the way we form our identity? During this series, we are going to take an honest look at all things pertaining to friendships and personal identity. We will specifically explore how Jesus informs what it means to be human.

#Struggles #3 - Authenticity

#Struggles #3 - Authenticity

In this message, Kurt reflects on authenticity and glory after the election.

In a world where social media has transformed the way we communicate with each other, it is hard to know what it means to be in authentic relationships. In fact, we might even say that the very word "friendship" is being transformed by our interactions online. Is a relationship possible with someone you've never meant? Was this sort of disembodied community the sort of thing Jesus had in mind? And how does our new social reality affect the way we form our identity? During this series, we are going to take an honest look at all things pertaining to friendships and personal identity. We will specifically explore how Jesus informs what it means to be human.