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Sunday we engaged in one of the most familiar parables in a fresh way. Rather than minimizing the mustard seed or rushing to simple readings, we brought our experience and the anxiety of our current climate to allow this reading to challenge our understandings of race, inequality, control, and human rights. At the same time we opened ourselves to a fresh, organic, look at how progress might unfold.
Sunday we continued our Spectrum series with the parable of The Landowner; otherwise known as The Workers in the Vineyard. Ian began with a prompt to get us thinking about what influences which role in the narrative we choose to focus on and how titles tend to influence our interpretation.
Sunday we began by looking at the drawings and interpretations from the kids who attend Collective Kids of the parable The Sower, the first of Jesus’ parables being discussed in our Spectrum series. After just hearing the parable, the interpretations offered by the kids were quite profound. They reflected on the idea that we need to surround ourselves with good people. The shallow soil is the easy way out and that parents help you if they give you good soil.
We are a misfit faith community that gathers in DeLand on Sundays at 5pm. Come as you are.
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing an intergenerational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.
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