Pastor Blair Thompson-White sits down with Dana Effler, who is the Director of Music & Arts at First United Methodist Church in Dallas, to talk about music, the arts and how Broadway Musicals can be spiritual.
I recently rewatched the classic film “Office Space” where every day seems to be a Monday. It seems like the absurdity won’t end until the main character, Peter, goes to a hypnotist and becomes mindful of the insanity that goes on around him. From there, he does everything that most of us only dream of doing and he begins to truly live.
Have you ever asked the question of why did Jesus die on the cross? Maybe this is something that you have let go of in your deconstruction or maybe you haven’t ever given it much thought. Pastor Blair sits down with Dr. Gary Fox to talk through the differing atonement theologies and how they play out in our lives in this episode of “Practicing The Presence.”
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?