When was the last time you found yourself “off track”? Maybe you were working on an assignment or home project and got distracted. Or maybe you found yourself on Facebook when you intended to be paying the bills online. Maybe you were
A friend forwarded an article from a web site I’m not familiar with, The Federalist, about a religious revival that is all too familiar. Inside America’s Largest Religious Revival You Know Nothing About is Heather Smith’s look at the religion that has been thriving despite America’s decades-long decline in religious devotion, the religion of Athletica.
By now you have heard the news that our denomination, The United Methodist Church, in it’s General Conference Session doubled down on its stance against same-sex weddings and against LGBTQ+ clergy. This decision is incredibly disappointing and once again we have hurt the LGBTQ+ community. At Arapaho we are here to say that we are sorry and that we welcome all.
This season marks the 200th anniversary of Silent Night. In the Christmas story, what breaks through the silent night at Christmas? As Jesus comes into our world, the first word or noise we hear God make in our world is crying. So what if we make space for silence today to hear the crying in our world?
Jesus’ call to his followers to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9) is tied to intimate relationship with God, and echoes God’s dreams for peace for all of creation as expressed in Micah 4:1-4.