You are invited to join the Chapel community for our celebration of the Nativity on Tuesday night December 24th at 5:00 pm. Candlelight, stories for kids, the Eucharist, Pastor Jeff preaching, traditional Christmas hymns.
Join us for a festive celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas.
Join us for worship on December 8th (10:30 am at the Chapel) for our annual commemoration of the martyrs of El Salvador. Pr. Jeff Johnson will preside along with Rev. Rhina Ramos who will be preaching. We’ll be joined by author Lana Dalberg who will be reading from her book, “Birthing God: Wormen’s experiences of the Divine.”
Read on for information about “Birthing God.”
Birthing God began its gestation period with three words that came to author Lana Dalberg in the middle of the night: “Birthing God. Kenosis.” She immediately recognized the title for her book, but had to check her seminary notes to remind herself that kenosis in ancient Greek means “self-emptying,” becoming receptive to Spirit so that one becomes an incarnation of Spirit. Continue reading
Reposted from The Lutheran E-newsletter
Article by Tom Ehrich
I had the privilege recently of teaching a pastoral theology class for a week at the ELCA’s Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. I had the entire senior class: 13 young, promising, enthusiastic veterans of church wars, and yet eager to get started.
Like any speaker with a full deck of PowerPoint slides, I probably said more than was needed. But I wanted to make, reinforce, clarify and leave no mistake about my main point: Business as usual is off the table. Continue reading