Soar High, Dig Deep

Last Sunday, Rev. Eric Henderson urged us not to be content with “just hopping around” in our faith, but instead to soar like the birds as we realize the incredible possibilities of a life of discipleship. In response to Rev. Eric’s message, we soared together in praise as we joined our voices in a spirited hymn sing.

This Sunday, June 20 at 9:45am, longtime village resident, composer, and Christian folk rock musician Rev. Dr. Ed Deyton will urge us to “Dig Deep” in a thoughtful excavation of our assumptions, perspectives, and traditions.

Over the past several weeks, we have been introducing ways to help children more meaningfully participate in worship. At every service, we provide a Bulletin for Young People designed to help children participants pray and follow along with our service. We have also set aside an area of the worship space for families to sit more comfortably. Starting this Sunday, children will be able to sit with a puppet companion to accompany them throughout the worship service.

The Tabernacle is open to community members of all ages. This is a sacred space for all seekers of truth and people of faith.

2 Comments

  1. This week I have been inspired by several presentations open to the public during the Craigville Colloquy. If I were to summarize the most valuable insight, I would say, “The theological emergency that global climate change poses to Christians, and to the institutional church, requires that we move from a call [vocation] of individual, personal salvation, to one of communal, or community-centered salvation.”

    I agree. I was blessed to have spent a summer studying theology with Walter Brueggemann and Gustavo Gutierrez at Boston College, and they continually stressed that it is through relationships that we are healed, redeemed, and saved. But–saved from what? For what?

    Scott Peck wrote, “In ad through community lies the salvation of the world.” My understanding of this is that by “true community” he meant the Holy Spirit of Christ at work in relationships in this world.

    After all, we pray “Our Father…” not “Omigod OMG].” This implies a communal identity.

  2. Edward Dunar

    Thank you for the reflections, Steve! The climate change crisis reminds us how deeply we’re connected, both with one another and with God’s creation.

    This season at the Tabernacle so far, we’ve heard messages about trusting God, being firm in our commitments, and embracing our faith with boldness and courage. As we move forward, we’ll be discerning how we can bring these messages to bear on the theological emergency of climate change.

    Together, let’s be bold in doing everything we can to “treasure God’s creation” with perseverance and wisdom.

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