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A Shift in Perspective

For a few weeks now, we’ve been following the story of Job and the cosmic bet between God and the Satan that placed Job in the middle. We’ve heard how his life was destroyed and everything he had, his house, possessions, and family are lost and the aftermath of that as Job contends with his grief. This week, Job confronts God and asks for an accounting, and God responds. Listen as Pastor Kate explores how God’s answer has the potential for a change of perspective. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 31:35-37, 38:1-11, John 1: 1-5

A Shift in Perspective
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Budding Hope

Job offers us a unique style of scripture this week: poetry. Through his lyrical words, he paints a picture of new life and hope, even in the midst of suffering. How can Job hold this tension of hope and suffering, death and new life? Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam considers how we too can find hope amidst the unexpected tensions of life.

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 14:7-15, 19:23-27, Luke 21: 29-33

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An Honest Lament

This week as we continue our sermon series on Job, we find him in a very dark place. Job’s circumstances are extreme, and yet his despair and darkness are not all that removed from the suffering that can slip into our lives and our world today. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores how we can take a cue from Job on coping with and addressing our laments. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 3:1-10, 4:1-9, 7:11-21, Matthew 27: 45-46

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A Cosmic Wager

This Sunday we began a sermon series on the book of Job, which highlights the story of a man who is completely righteous, loves God, and does everything right but loses everything. What starts as a cosmic bet between God and Satan ends with an exchange between God and Job, giving voice to our frustration with the brokenness of our world. Listen as Pastor Kate explores why God even agrees to this bet and what it means for us today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 1:1-22, Luke 6: 46-49

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The Holy Trinity

This week we celebrate the idea that God is both three individual beings and one being at the same time. It’s a difficult idea to grasp, yet it is an important part of our theology. Listen as Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton wrestles with the Trinity and what that doctrine means to us particularly in these challenging days.

Accompanying Scripture:
Genesis 1:1-2: 4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20

The Holy Trinity
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Gifts of the Spirit

This week we celebrated the day of Pentecost when the whole church was together, gifted with the Holy Spirit, and suddenly able to hear each other even though they spoke different languages. Listen as Pastor Kate explores the way the spirit is at work in and around us, uniting us during the divisive times we find ourselves experiencing today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 2:1-4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-13, Mark 1: 4-8

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Death Swallowed In Life

This week we find the Corinthians debating the possibility of resurrection. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam discusses how confronting death and contemplating our own non-existence is a bleak affair – like staring into the abyss – but God’s promise of new life remains. 

Accompanying Scripture:
1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57, Mark 12: 26-27

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Church at Corinth

In this week’s readings, we learn of Paul writing to the people of Corinth, concerned with the divisions among the followers of Jesus. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam discusses how despite the many divisions that remain among us today – physical, philosophical and political – we are united as one body through Christ.

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 18: 1-4, 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18, Mark 9: 34 – 35

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Church at Thessalonica

The Book of Acts tells us about the spread of the early church and the opposition it faced from established powers. Guest Seminarian Alex Stall explores how today’s church also faces opposition from “the world.” As we slowly emerge from isolation, can today’s church respond to the call to reshape the world?

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 17: 1-9, 1 Thessalonians 1-10, Mark 13: 9-11

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