Jesus said that the sheep know the shepherd’s voice. Pastor Megan reflects on her experience as a farmhand on a Swiss dairy farm – calling cows who knew the voice of their actual farmer in from pasture – and wonders how we might discern the voice of God from the many other voices that surround […]
An undomesticated look at the Palm Processional and just how funny, just how serious, and just how dangerous it was for Jesus to ride a baby donkey into the eastern gate of Jerusalem while Pontius Pilate was riding a stallion into the western gate. Pastor Megan reflects on these two very different processions and invites […]
Pastor Megan interviews Sarah Sommers from Christian Peacemaker Teams, asking her to reflect on the actively nonviolent way of Jesus as it connects with the gospel story of encountering Martha and Mary in the their grief, and calling Lazarus from the tomb. Listen here.
Pastor Megan tells the story of the man born blind who has a healing encounter with Jesus and then tense encounters with some would-be prosecutors in John 9, and reflects on her own experience with a prosecuting attorney after having been arrested at Raytheon, third largest defense contractor in the U.S. “Now, of course […]
Pastor Jonathan reflects on Jesus encountering the woman at the well and offering her living water. What harsh stories do we tell about ourselves and what self-judgments do we hold onto? How might Jesus receive us and invite us to receive the transformative power of living water? Listen here. Find Jan Richardson’s “Blessing of the well” here. […]
Pastor Megan preaches the final sermon in our 4-week “A Place We Love” series, all about Watershed Discipleship. Having moved from learning to knowing to loving, we conclude with “protecting,” making links with the gospel story of the Transfiguration and the biblical visions of a transfigured earth. Listen here (a few notes below).
“You have heard that it was said, Water is a precious resource to tend carefully and preserve. But I say to you, Water is a neighbor. Water is a relative. Water is life. “You have heard that it was said, God created all of creation and commanded us to be good stewards of this gift. But I say to you, You […]
“Our disconnection from our place, from our bioregion, from our watershed, is certainly not the only cause of our gloom; it may not even be primary among the causes of our gloom. But I wonder if it might be a bigger cause than we typically acknowledge? If this disconnect, at a deep spiritual level, deprives […]