Series: New Again: Recreating Meaning in Uncertain Times

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Triumph

When Jesus enters Jerusalem one final time, it is in “triumph,” but not as the crowds perceive it. How does Jesus re-create the human concept of victory.
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How Do We Fit In?

The UMC is experiencing a shift, and in many ways is serving as a case study for how NOT to negotiate it. We can do better - we can live…
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Where Is It Going?

The "compartments" in which we have placed ourselves are artificial. The divisions among various expressions of church are deteriorating, and a new eclectic theology is emerging.
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Where Did It Come From?

Reform happens in cycles, and all this has happened before. This season is really just a part of the natural seasonal life of the church.
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What Is Happening?

This season in the church feels unsettled, uncertain - it is a time of reform where we are examining assumptions and thinking differently about what church really is. And that's…
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New Again: What Is Happening

In the season of Lent, we want to take a genuine, honest, prayerful look at our lives, and the life of the church. It may be uncomfortable, but that's OK;…