Galileo Church

Quirky church for spiritual refugees. Who would Jesus love?

Our missional priorities:
1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans, and support the people who love them.
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.
5. We do whatever it takes to share this good news with the world God still loves.

Trying to find us IRL?
Mail here: 6563 Teague Road, Fort Worth TX 76140
Worship here: 5860 I-20 service road, Fort Worth 76119, 5 pm Sundays

The Holiest Week: Easter Sunday 2019

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This Easter Sunday we take a look at the resurrection of Jesus (shocker, right?) through the lens of the emotional labor done by the women in the story.

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The Holiest Week: Palm Sunday 2019

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From the high to the low to the end of the show: this week’s podcast takes us on a journey through Luke 22 and 23, from the so-called Triumphal Entry to the death and burial of Jesus.

Editors note: We had a bit of a technological snafu this week, which meant our voice recorder used its on-board microphone instead of recording the clean signal from our soundboard. So the audio is a bit rough this week, but we hope you’ll forgive us and listen anyway :)

Scatology: Relational Bullshit Under the Microscope 5/5

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“Because I love you, I forgive you…kinda.” Forgiveness is the corollary to the confession we talked about on Ash Wednesday. We are not only sinners; we are also sinned against, guaranteed for anybody who stays in a relationship long enough. The people you love will hurt you. How expensive is your forgiveness? How tightly do you hold a grudge, clutch the offense? Like the older brother in the story Jesus tells: do those brothers ever love each other again? Or are they bickering about what happened that year for decades to come? Does the older brother hold on to the ulteriority of power gained in the younger brother’s serious transgressions? What would it look like if we practiced prodigal (reckless, lavish, bounteous, ridiculous) forgiveness?

Scatology: Relational Bullshit Under the Microscope: 4/5

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“Love is Sentimental, Love is Romantic, Love is Sweet.” There is a kind of love that loves the idea of love: romantic, idyllic, sappy, needy – when the beloved object is attractive in a variety of ways. It’s the shallowest kind – and while it can lead to the deeper kind, sometimes we get stuck in the lightness of this sweetness. Think of Louis in Angels in America, leaving Prior to suffer through AIDS, wondering if he is capable of love. (He is not.) Agapé is hard-core. It’s decisional. It calls on all your deepest resources. Love is patient, love is kind, love is hard.