Ken introduced a new series on the Reformation - the period of time in the 16th century that changed the expression and understanding of Christianity forever.
Ken worked to locate the idea that our act of sitting in church on a Sunday morning in 2017 is distinctly tied to the men and women of the 16th century who also read the bible, loved Jesus and cared deeply about justice. Ken strove to help us understand that our shared church history matters, and how we unconsciously express our faith is tied to these events in church history.
Reconciliation. It is a complex journey, this business of reconciliation. Pastor Pete spoke this week on the final component in the overarching vision of biblical reconciliation through Jesus - the reconciliation of the church. But do not immediately jump to thinking about a corporation, a building or an impersonal “thing.” This is the reconciliation of community. Of relationships. Of family. To put it plainly, this will be the most challenging aspect of Christ’s reconciliation, for it is not something that happens out there, over there or up there. It needs to happen right here. Right now.