Argh! The dreaded "money" sermon! We are in covenant to "share material resources with the church (money, house, stuff, etc.)" So we talked about it, and played an online game together. You never had so much fun with a stewardship sermon, I promise.
Co-conspirators with Galileo Church promise to "cultivate spiritual gifts for the good of the church and the community." Katie and Julian had a conversation-sermon about what it means that we need each other's gifts so badly.
Sandhya Jha came to lead a workshop on anti-racism and intersectionality, and stayed to talk us through the prophetic power of presence. That's our second habit of life in the co-conspiracy of Galileo Church: "be present, physically and emotionally, in the life of the church."
Our Eastertide series invites us to consider 7 habits of life that we adopt when we join the co-conspiracy. Don't know what that is? Check out our Covenant of Co-Conspiracy -- the way we say "yes" to Galileo's invitation to belong. The first habit of life: "Contemplate Your Baptism."
"I wonder if I would rather stay dead than depend on somebody else to raise me up? Stay down rather than let someone else lift me from the floor? Stay broken and guilty and shriveled with fear rather than let someone let me off the hook, forgive me, cover me with grace?"
Maybe she's a scandal. But maybe she's a SPY. The anointing woman whose name we were supposed to remember...
If the church asks you to believe too much, if it builds a Jenga tower of faith, pulling one block out can bring the whole project down. What if we take a minimalist approach to faith? What's the most basic core of Christian trust in God's power and providence? The Apostle Paul had an idea about that.
What if we combine my “bought with a price” self with a bunch of “siblings for whom Christ died”? Now we have “the body of Christ,” in 1 Corinthians 12, doing Jesus’s work together in the world God loves. And love -- that’s the totalizing experiencing, right there -- see 1 Corinthians 13, and let it talk to chapter 12 for a minute.