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S2:E5 Worshiping in Public as Witness

When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. So many of our worship experiences take place within a church building - it can be hard to imagine worship without candles and stained glass and pews - but there are many ways we can bring worship out into the wider world, knowing that God is waiting out there, too.

When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. So many of our worship experiences take place within a church building - it can be hard to imagine worship without candles and stained glass and pews - but there are many ways we can bring worship out into the wider world, knowing that God is out there, too. In this episode, Bishop Michael Curry and hosts Kyle and Sandy discuss worshiping on the Way of Love: Gathering in community weekly to thank, praise, and dwell with God. Bishop Curry reflects on how we can show God’s love boldly in our communities while also being respectful of neighbors who believe differently.

We also hear from Hugo Olaiz, associate editor of Latino-Hispanic resources for Forward Movement. Hugo tells us about a worship experience that by definition occurs beyond the church walls: Las Posadas. He explains his own practices of Las Posadas and reflects on the witness this tradition makes possible: witness to the importance of hospitality, of community, and of the story of the Holy Family.

Next week on the podcast: Going into the Neighborhood to Listen Deeply

Our theme and reflection music are by Ana Hernández. Jerusalem Greer writes our reflection guides. Chris Sikkema writes our shownotes and our website is by Kaleb Heitzman.  LINKSWatch Traveling the Way of Love: Worship, an exploration of the practice with the Rev. Elsa Marty of St. Lydia’s Church in BrooklynLearn more about Las PosadasReflection GuideTranscript

Going into the Neighborhood to Listen Deeply

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S2:E6 Going into the Neighborhood to Listen Deeply

When we go on the Way of Love, we cross boundaries, listen deeply and live like Jesus. Whether God calls us to go across the street or across the world, we are sent beyond our circles and comfort, to witness to the love, justice, and truth of God with our lips and with our lives.

Turning to Hope for the World and in Our Lives

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S2:E4 Turning to Hope for the World and in Our Lives

Just like the disciples who heard the call to turn from their fishing nets toward Jesus, we are each beckoned to reorient our lives to God, falling in love again, again, and again. But what exactly are we turning from? And what are we to turn toward?