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What we believe about Jesus

by Matt McKimmy
Who Is Jesus?

On the final Sunday of our This I Believe worship series we explored the theme “This I Believe about Jesus.” Since others might be interested in hearing about what our church believes about Jesus, here are the results of our in-worship creative moment, where we invited everyone present to list ways we think of or describe Jesus.

Pursuing Jesus

by Matt McKimmy
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We¬†seek. We follow. We track. We chase. We pursue. The season of Lent leads us from the ministry of Jesus to the cross. It also leads us to consider how we are encountering Christ in our daily lives. How and where are we pursuing Jesus? What keeps us from doing so? What new ways and […]

Lenten Book Discussions

by Matt McKimmy
Small Victories Anne Lamott

Starting on February 18th, Ash Wednesday, at Distilled Theology we will be discussing Anne Lamott’s latest book, Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace. We will begin with the Prelude (introduction) on the 18th and proceed reading approximately 3 chapters per week over the following 7 weeks. As always, feel free to come to the […]

Vital Signs

by Matt McKimmy
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Vitality isn’t often the first thing that comes to mind in the depths of a cold and snowy winter. This is the season when things slow down, when green turns to brown and white, when spring blossoms and summer harvests seem far away.

And yet, signs of life and vitality are all around us. Signs that the God of life and love, hope and abundance is at work even when the world seems dormant.

Resolving New Year’s

by Matt McKimmy
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In my experience, the practice of making personal resolutions at the change of the calendar year isn’t usually expressed as an intentionally spiritual practice. Why is that? Perhaps because New Year’s Day isn’t seen a “proper” religious holiday. However, you only have to look as far as its recently-passed holiday neighbor to see that it’s pretty easy for “real” Christian holidays to be transformed into something far beyond what those who first celebrated them might have imagined. So what might it mean for us to experience the New Year’s holiday as a more spiritually significant?