A Discovery that Calls for Joy

December 11, 2017

Jack experiences an uncontrollable joy in his discovery of Christmas town - as if everything he's ever waited for and wanted has come true in this new place.  That sort of Joy should be a part of our own journeys and experiences, especially during advent, as we anticipate the coming of Jesus.

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A Disillusionment that Calls for Hope

December 4, 2017

A lot of us can connect to Jack Skellington's disillusionment in Halloweentown - he's king of everything, and he needs more.  Join us this advent, as we explore Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas" as an allegory for what happens when we have seen Christmastown, but have to go back and make sense of it in Halloweentown. 

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Ecclesiastes - the Conclusion of the Matter

November 27, 2017

At the end of Ch. 12, a later author adds an epilogue to the book of Ecclesiastes.  Why?  What was it about the original text that bothered him, or that he felt was incomplete?  How does that thought help us process this book of ancient Wisdom? 

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Faith in the Face of Meaningless-ness

November 20, 2017

When everythign else has fallen away, how do we push through? 

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Youth and Meaninglessness

November 13, 2017

In Ecclessiastes 12, the Teacher concludes that even our bodies are going to fail us.  How do we stay rooted in a world that feels like it's always fading, always falling apart? 

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The work we do and meaningless-ness

November 6, 2017

the Teacher in Ecclessiastes is as frustrated with his job as the rest of us are.  How do we make our work more meaningful? 

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Finding Meaning in the Situations of our Lives

October 30, 2017

The "Why do bad things happen to good people" question isn't new to us - it's found it's way into all of the ancient Wisdom literature, and is an important part of how we frame our world.  While the teacher astutely asks the question, we might find that the answer is something completely unexpected.  

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Ecclesiastes and Life’s Pleasures

October 24, 2017

What does the author of Ecclesiastes have to say about life's pleasures?  How are those things good or bad for us, and where do they get out of hand? Or what can they tell us about God? 

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Meaningless and Absurd

October 16, 2017

The author of Ecclessiastes opens his meditation on life with the idea that everything is meaningless - how can that be?  Why would we feel outrage or joy or sadness or euphoria when nothing means anything?  

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Happy Birthday Legend!

October 9, 2017

9 years in, and we're still going!  This morning, we invited folks to share their experiences with the church, to remind us how God has been working through this local congregation to impact the lives and community around us!

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