In Pursuit


According to the Gregorian calendar, we are just about a month shy of a new decade. The state of the world on the brink of this new decade is encouraging and discouraging simultaneously. While we have top government officials denying the reality of global warming, we also live in a time where global communication is easier than it has ever been in the known history of the world. While overt acts of racism are on the rise, the everyday terror of minoritized people is palpable. Multiple justice movements exist, such as #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo. These and other political movements are [...]

In Pursuit2019-12-03T20:57:44-08:00

Let’s Talk About Sex


One of the hardest things for people of faith in community to talk about is sex and sexuality. The stigma and taboo of sexualized discourse in the North American church has its roots in the Puritanism of our nation’s theological roots. This tension around sex and sexuality is inextricably linked to our desire to avoid conversations about and simultaneous obsession with genital contact. The pulpit has become the last place in many religious contexts where we expect to hear anything about our sexuality, and the preacher/theologian the last person we hear from on the topic. This is much to the [...]

Let’s Talk About Sex2019-11-13T14:31:41-08:00

Who We Are


In the United States of America we are one year away from a Presidential election that begs the question, who are we and who do we want to be as people in the world?  More directly the church is being asked, what does it mean to be followers of the teachings of Jesus? What is the relevance of the church and how does the church speak to society?  This election cycle finds our nation engaged in a national dialogue that lacks civility, dignity, or morality. All of the existential questions of the human condition are being asked, and the Church [...]

Who We Are2019-11-13T14:32:08-08:00
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