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Thought provoking topics and series, necessary news and information.
In the time of the writing of 1 John, the early Church was in disagreement. These people were laying down the foundations of Christianity. They were to decide what that truly meant for themselves and for future generations. Understandably, this was not a simple process, and disharmony was inevitable.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, we are reminded how impermanent much of that which we care about truly is. This exemplifies the importance of experiencing life beyond the material, as material can be lost and impede the sense that life can go on.
If we are not careful, Christianity can seem much like a religion of condemnation. This was not, however, Jesus’s message. Jesus’s message was one of forgiveness and encouragement. Jesus empowered humanity to find life within ourselves and to bring each other up to our strong potential.
This Sunday began with readings of MLK's words of peace contrasted with harsh words on church signs. Looking at this contrast, we must ask: do churches truly fulfill Jesus's command to love?
On Sunday, September 18th, we discussed one of the most intimidating words known to man: love. Especially from a religious context, love can be quite a loaded word, because religion frequently calls us to love everyone, and that can be a rather tall order.
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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