July 24, 2016
About 10 minutes after worship ends, we’ll gather together for Aftertalk. We hope you’ll join us! Bring your questions, stories, insights, doubts, musings, imaginings and whatever else you need. Join us for some fellowship, laughter and ample space for reflection and real questions to help us make the transition from worship to world.
Readings for this Sunday:
Hosea 1:2-10 • Psalm 85:1-13 • Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) • Luke 11:1-13
Learning How to Pray
It might be fair to say there is a "little bit" going on in our culture of late! Black lives matter. All lives matter. Shootings and demonstrations. Uprisings around the world.
Sunday, we'll find ourselves gathering on the Lord's Day between two political conventions. Apropos, perhaps, for the sense of being squeezed by all sorts of questions. Would you like to try to make sense of this, and think about your/our response? Join us after worship.
Conversations about race and privilege have been in the news a lot these past few weeks. A long and tragic history of police shootings have alternated recently with tragic stories of shootings of police. Can we have a meaningful conversation about both? What do we make of deeper political, cultural, and spiritual patterns at play? Can we talk about gun violence without devolving to an argument over the Second Amendment? How can we have seek solutions that keep us committed to the value of all human life, and to the presence of injustice in all its forms? Can we talk about both without finding ourselves divided by slogans or sides? What does the church have to add to the conversation? What should we be doing? How does our faith inform our understanding?