Galileo Church

Quirky church for spiritual refugees. Who would Jesus love?

Weekly worship, Sundays at 5 p.m.
at the Big Red Barn
5860 Interstate 20 service road
Fort Worth 76119
(use the zip code in your GPS for accuracy)

Mail comes here: 6563 Teague Road, Fort Worth, TX 76140

Contact us: 817-773-3147 | info@galileochurch.org

Our missional priorities:
1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans.
2. We do kindness for people with mental illness and in emotional distress, and celebrate neurodiversity.
3. We do beauty for our God-Who-Is-Beautiful.
4. We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.

This is Us: Covenant (Theological Anthropology in Genesis, 4/6)

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RevKatie was out teaching at General Assembly this week, so Christian Briones (G-friend, Brite student, Walker Scholar Preacher Award winner) brought us a good word about that flood and that ark and that Noah guy. It starts with an "aquacalypse" (get it? Aqua-apocalypse? Yeah, it took us a minute too), and ends with a Rainbow promise from God to Noah, and to all of us. Thanks be to God.

You can find more from Christian at https://christianbriones.wordpress.com/

This Is Us: Remnant (Theological Anthropology in Genesis, 3/6)

We floated prayers of hope in the baptistery-trough -- for our own selves, drowning in bad news; and for actual refugees on the sea.

We floated prayers of hope in the baptistery-trough -- for our own selves, drowning in bad news; and for actual refugees on the sea.

The Noah saga is l-o-o-o-ng, making us think that its conclusion is probably super-important. Wherein God decides that steadfast love is really more God's speed than slash-n-burn, and we decide that stubborn hope is a rational response.

This Is Us: Choosing (Theological Anthropology in Genesis, 2/6)

This book has been super-helpful for figuring out that snake.

This book has been super-helpful for figuring out that snake.

It starts with a talking snake, and an apple, and before you can blink there’s been a murder and the ground is weeping as it soaks up Abel’s blood. But this is the system God made -- the capacity of the humans to choose other than God is built in. “Sin is crouching at your door,” God says, “...but you can master it.” 

Missional Priorities

We remembered our missional priorities with varied voices saying what they mean: 

1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ people.

2. We do kindness for people with mental illness or in emotional distress, and we celebrate neurodiversity.

3. We do beauty for our God-Who-Is-Beautiful.

4. We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.

Our usual preacher wasn’t sure they would let her back in the pulpit after hearing from these rock stars.

Ryan, Julian, Eleanor, Nathan, Astreia = rock stars!

Ryan, Julian, Eleanor, Nathan, Astreia = rock stars!

Seven Ways to Say Yes, 7/7

The seventh habit of life that our co-conspirators cultivate is “discernment for the church's next steps.” We never assume that we're done figuring out what God wants, and that requires ongoing brain-work and spirit-work from us. On this day, we celebrated the birthday of the whole church at Pentecost, and our own 4th birthday as Galileo Church!

“Wisdom is vindicated by all her children...” Luke 7:35

“Wisdom is vindicated by all her children...” Luke 7:35

Seven Ways to Say Yes, 6/7

Katie's smart, sweet grandmother, with Katie's smart, sweet kids. [editor's privilege]

Katie's smart, sweet grandmother, with Katie's smart, sweet kids. [editor's privilege]

“The gracious receipt of care from the church family” is one of our most difficult commitments in the Galileo co-conspiracy. We are quite sure that it’s more blessed to give than to receive, so we forget how important it is to be gracious in the getting. What would it take for you to trust your church enough to take the help they offer?

Seven Ways to Say Yes 5/7

Leah Jordan is one of our favorite preachers, and she talked to us about “extending the church's welcome to beloveds, neighbors, strangers, and enemies.” We do that through testimony -- by de-centering ourselves and pointing toward God’s reign, just like John the Baptist.

(And if you missed Leah this time, no worries -- she’s coming back in August 2017.)

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