This is part two of “Mansplaining Jesus 3/6” from 3/19. You’ll hear the voices of our Missional Logistics Team, our Care & Feeding Team, and our pastoral staff, describing a situation that feels like a turning point in our church life. We confessed before the church that our welcome had reached a painful limit, and asked our Area Shepherd, Rev. Dick Lord, to pray for us and assure us of God's pardon. Listen with care, as there is a mention of sexual assault in the telling -- not among the people of Galileo Church, but in the story of another who asked for refuge with us.
1 Corinthians 8, 9, and 10 are about whether to eat meat from the altars of pagan, little-g-gods -- but really they're about how we think about each other, our “siblings for whom Christ died.” Decision-making is never that simple when you think about everyone who's affected by whatever you decide. Please note: this sermon is incomplete without the Litany of Confession that follows in our next recording from the same date.
"You need two pockets," Rabbi Simcha said. "In one, a note: 'I am but dust and ashes.' In the other, a note: 'For my sake, the world was created.'" Or, according to Paul's Christo-logic in 1 Corinthians 3, 4, 5, and 6: "You were bought with a price."
A new series lets the Apostle Paul have his Christological say -- what does it mean that he knows nothing but "Christ, and him crucified"? What is the Christ-logic of that?
Galileo's resident biblical scholar, Ken Berry, offered this communion devotional to conclude our worship series about Jesus’s nosiest conversations in the gospel of John.
The man formerly known as blind, generations of bad theology, Jesus, and the most amazing Peter Gomes.
Obviously, adultery is right out. Obviously, the death penalty is right out. What else will we find out if we descend to rock bottom with this woman, caught in flagrante delicate? Rocks... and Jesus.
The Samaritan woman who goes to the well alone, at high noon -- she got a serious trigger, or at least a serious pain that she'd rather not discuss. Don't we all?
But Jesus wants to talk about it, for real. Trigger warnings be danged.