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Being the Beloved: Chosen & Blessed

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.
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Stepping Back and Moving Forward

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. 
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The One We’re Waiting For: All the Law & the Prophets

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.
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The One We’re Waiting For: Renovation & Reconstruction

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!
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Those Who Weep

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. 
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