Chosen

This sermon series, "Wrestling with Words” intends to consider, ponder and mediate on words that have been overused, misused or used so narrowly that to us they have lost their meaning. Our intention is not so much to perfectly understand or define, but wrestle with these words so their profound beauty and texture and depth come alive to us again.

This week we continue with the word "chosen” as we address the work for which we are chosen, which is to mediate divine love and inclusion—to be a blessing to the world.

Salvation

This sermon series, "Wrestling with Words” intends to consider, ponder and mediate on words that have been overused, misused or used so narrowly that to us they have lost their meaning. Our intention is not so much to perfectly understand or define, but wrestle with these words so their profound beauty and texture and depth come alive to us again.

This week we continue with the word "salvation" as we explore the wide biblical concept of being saved as liberation from bondage, return from exile, and rescue from peril.

Belief

This sermon series intends to consider, ponder, mediate upon, and wrestle with really beautiful, really important, Christian words that have been so overused or so misused or so narrowly used, that, for many of us, they have lost their meaning. The goal of this series is not to perfectly understand every word, nor is it to precisely define every word. Instead, the goal of this series is to wrestle with words in order that we might be able to reimagine their profound beauty, texture, and depth. Genesis 32 sets a narrative context for this sermon series. In this passage Jacob is blessed by wrestling with God. It is in the wrestling, not the conclusion of the wrestling, that Jacob is blessed.

God

This sermon series intends to consider, ponder, mediate upon, and wrestle with really beautiful, really important, Christian words that have been so overused or so misused or so narrowly used, that, for many of us, they have lost their meaning. The goal of this series is not to perfectly understand every word, nor is it to precisely define every word. Instead, the goal of this series is to wrestle with words in order that we might be able to reimagine their profound beauty, texture, and depth. Genesis 32 sets a narrative context for this sermon series. In this passage Jacob is blessed by wrestling with God. It is in the wrestling, not the conclusion of the wrestling, that Jacob is blessed.