On Palm Sunday, Jesus wept for the city that didn’t know what makes for peace. And in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re finding out that the world we’ve built is broken in more ways than we realized.
This week, we’ll release another [OPEN FLOOR] episode on Thursday, but since it’s Holy Week, it’ll be a special Maundy Thursday Open Floor. We’d like you to be one of our Maundy Thursday preachers by calling 574-387-2151 and sharing one clear picture of forgiveness or love that you have seen in your life.
As we continue our lenten series on holiness, we pick up the theme “set apart” and begin to ask ourselves “for what purpose?” and “to what extent?” The church has taken many approaches through the centuries, regarding how distant or engaged it has been with the world around it, with some approaches looking more like the example of Jesus than others.
At the end of this week’s episode (and future episodes while our gatherings are suspended), you’ll hear some questions for response. Call 574-387-2151 and leave a voicemail response. Then, on Thursday, April 2, we’ll release an [OPEN FLOOR] episode featuring your responses. Here are those questions:
Consider how you can create some beauty or goodness for the world in this unsettled time, let us know what you did and how it went.
Return to some practices this week: prayer, meditation, almsgiving, the examen, or another favorite. Let us know how that goes.
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While our gatherings are suspended due to COVID-19, we’re bringing one of our most cherished practices to the podcast: the open floor. This episode features responses to our March 22nd teaching on holiness as a communal project, along with a general check-in on how people are coping with everything surrounding the pandemic.
March 22, 2020
3.22 [TEACHING] The Sacred Fire - Holiness for Lent (wk 4)
Jason Miller – In this unexpected moment of social distancing and quarantines, we’re considering the power of holiness as a communal project. It’s not just a private, personal thing. It’s an “us” thing. In that spirit, we’re also bringing one of our favorite features from our in-person gatherings to the podcast — the open floor. At the end of this week’s episode (and future episodes while our gatherings are suspended), you’ll hear some questions for response. Call 574-387-2151 and leave a voicemail response. Then, on Thursday, Mar 26, we’ll release an [OPEN FLOOR] episode featuring your responses.