We embark on a 3 week exploration of the identity of Christ’s Church. As the people of God, we are blessed, broken, and given for the sake of the world. Overflowing from our identity as God’s Beloved children, we practice communion and community, then together receive a commission to join our Father in the renewal of all things.
From November to December, 2019, Eddie took a sabbatical for renewal and discernment. In this podcast, Eddie returns to The Parish and shares reflections from his time away and how God has met him and is leading him forward. Against the backdrop of John the Baptist, Eddie shares with our church that God is calling him to take a similar step back, and so he is resigning from his role as Rector of The Parish.
Flowing out of the conviction that Jesus is the Image of the Invisible God, we explore how we might engage the Bible in the light of His Image. Reading the Scriptures through the lens and filter of Jesus helps us make sense of the surprise ending to Israel’s Old Testament story. Jesus, the new lawgiver, the new prophet, the crucified and resurrected One has become God’s final Word of revelation.
We continue uncovering Jesus as the One we've been waiting for by reflecting on John 1. This rich passage reveals Jesus as God's Word par excellence, through whom grace and truth come into being.
Andy Culp leads us in a discussion around impatience. How do we remain obedient in obscurity, faithful in the mundane? Taking cues from James' epistle and the example of Zechariah, Andy calls us to hold trust in a God whose timeliness is tactical and trustworthy.
In this podcast, Jordan discusses the crucial implications of recognizing Jesus as the image of the invisible God. As we learn to read the Scriptures in the light of Christ, we find God is and has always been as beautiful as Jesus reveals him to be.
We wrap up our look into Jesus' caution about the imminent destruction of the Jerusalem temple (Luke 21) and bridge ahead in this first week of Advent. When the Temple falls down, the New Testament writers reveal a startling twist in the story of God's presence in the midst of his people: the temple is now in us!
We continue exploring Jesus’ foretelling of the destruction of the temple in Luke 21, this time with an eye toward the cautionary tale it contains for our societal institutions, religious systems, and church organizations.
What do we do when our world falls down? And how do we testify in the face of great change or pain? We explore these questions against the backdrop of Jesus’ foretelling of the destruction of the temple in Luke 21.
In the Sermon on the Plain, Jesus announces "good news" for those who weep. We explore how this counter-intuitive pronouncement might be true, and how God is at work right in the midst of our deepest pain.