Sweet Potatoes
November 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

There’s a through line between sustainability, freedom, and gratitude. We’ll explore the connections between liberation theology, local agriculture, and ecology through the most pleasant of tubers: the sweet potato. We’ll also give some thought to the work of peace on this veterans day, and reflect on what’s next after the election. See you in church.

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Pumpkin Pie
November 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

We'll explore the topic of gratitude by reflecting on the most iconic act of thanksgiving: being gathered around a table (for pie!). What does the simple and essential practice of sharing a meal tell us about what it means to be human and to be connected. 

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Formed by Our Ancestors
October 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

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Forming Non-Toxic Men
October 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

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Get in Formation: Justice Inside and Out
October 14, 2018
Intern Minister Christe Lunsford

As we continue thinking about our theme of formation let’s look at what sources we incorporate into our lexicon. Which authors do we let in?
Who shapes our thoughts and visions for tomorrow?
Are we quick to dismiss voices based on social stereotypes or  
do we have deep seeded fears that we won’t be able to connect?

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Call Us to Action
September 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

Our democracy is in peril. People’s rights and humanity are denied on a daily basis. The permafrost melts and children live in changes. What shall we do? How shall we do it faithfully? This is the “storm the battlements” sermon you’ve been anticipating. Courage and plans will be offered, not just doom and gloom. There is hope – but it’s time to act.

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Call Me to Life
September 23, 2018
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

What does it mean to come alive, in a world that seems to want us to be sleep-walking? How do we embrace joy without naivete, passion without idolatry, and risk without recklessness?

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Call Us to Worship
September 9, 2018
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

As we reflect on what it means to be called, we’ll think about being called to worship. Exploring a variety of understandings of worship from a variety of religions, we’ll consider the meaning of being called into this practice.

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Call Us to Worship
September 9, 2018
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

As we reflect on what it means to be called, we’ll think about being called to worship. Exploring a variety of understandings of worship from a variety of religions, we’ll consider the meaning of being called into this practice.

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How to Talk to Each Other
August 19, 2018
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

How do we have conversations that matter? How do we go past the surface of easy topics towards the heart? How do we not shy away when things get complicated, while still protecting our integrity? And invitation to depth and meaning, with some concrete tips for politics, religion, relationships, and families. 

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