Collective Podcast Sermons for threshold faith communities.

This week, we sing with the Psalmist in celebration of God's good world. Not only for celebration itself, nor merely for gratitude that the earth supplies resources, but because this expression shapes our relationship with the earth. How can we care for that which we do not love, a planet over which we do not marvel, and for which we offer no celebration and gratitude. Psalm 104 aims to shape our relatedness to the soil.

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We continue this week, exploring the honesty of inner turmoil and raw expression. In Psalm 22 we find a question, central to the human experience, and one that connect the Psalms with the center of the Christian tradition. Not only the "Why?", but all of the assumptions we bring to that question.

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In Psalm 44, we continue be oriented and disoriented by these songs, and the world into which they intend to draw us. This week we'll focus on the ways this Psalm inverts and reverses the assumed order of things, disorienting the reader, and inviting us into the silence of God. We'll explore our own experiences with the sacred, and how these have shaped our expectations of the sacred. Join us for dialogue and reflection.

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This week we begin a season of plundering the treasure of the biblical songbook. The Psalms invite us, by song and prayer, poetry, ecstasy, and tragedy - to feel, to think and re-think, to touch the depths of our inner light and darkness, and to listen as our inner songs harmonize with the songs of light and darkness among our community. It draws not on intellectual theology, but the experience of life held in the suspension of a dynamic faith. Psalm 88 invites us, maybe more than any other Psalm, to apologetically unfiltered, and even offensively honest, expression.

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