Collective Podcast Sermons for threshold faith communities.

As the season of lent comes to a conclusion, we are held on Palm Sunday in the tension of ascent and descent. We know we are headed toward the death of Jesus, but Palm Sunday swells with pride as Jesus processes into Jerusalem. This week we tie together the the themes of vice and virtue, with the historical-political realities surrounding Jesus' last week; But we ultimately allow these themes and narratives to turn on us, to ask of us, questions about our allegiances, our commitments, and the roles in which we imagine ourselves in our own stories.

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This week we'll explore sloth on the continuum of work and rest, both of which can be overdone and underdone; both of which, when engaged in healthy rhythms, can be virtuous; and both of which, when taken to extremes, can be vices. At some point saying "Just work harder", fails to address the desires and hangups that lie behind our expressions of sloth. It's whats going on behind it that we're interested in.

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March 8, 2016  

We live in a culture that is torn between the uninhibited expression of rage, and the polite expectation that we not even feel anger, or at least don't do anything about it. Bottle it up, swallow it, soothe it with self-help or religion. Anger is a human emotion, part of the story. Making choices about what we do with anger is a part of the way we choose to form ourselves and our world. Wrath chooses to hold onto vengeance in ways that poison ones self,and lead to violence toward others. Join us we think through this volatile vice.

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Food is amazing, delicious, and life giving. Gluttony is neither easy, nor fun to unravel. But, it's Lent, and we're committed to examining ourselves, our relationships to and behaviors surrounding even our good desires, like hunger. Join us as we look honestly at the complicated way we relate to food, and the way food relates to our internal complexities. We'll also work through the ways gluttony is thought to show up in the Christian tradition. Inspiring music, reflection, meditation, Eucharist, and more. Come as you are. All are welcome.

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