Pastor Sean Palmer offers a convicting challenge, inviting us to wrestle with our relationship to the particular sin of avarice; the attachment to money and things which leaves us with a desire that is never satisfied. When we always want more, we are never content with enough, and hold all the more tightly to what we have in ways that isolate us from community and participation in God’s Kingdom.
Ericka Graham enters the parables of the lost in Luke 15, and invites us to consider the ways that God meets us in the midst of our longings and all that may feel less than whole. We are a people called to return home from our places of isolation, ever back into the kind of communion with one another that offers healing and belonging, and into God’s waiting and ever-present embrace.
Pastor Sean Palmer asks us to consider what both the Apostle Paul and Taylor Swift might teach us about living in a culture shaped by judgement. Whether the venom of words, or a viper dangling from our hand, part of growing in the confidence and maturity of our journey with God is learning how to… shake it off.
Our dear brother Gideon Tsang joined us once again; offering a reflection on God’s creative artistry, and the needed reminder of the loving gaze with which we are seen, even as we are prone to resist God’s affection.
Pastor Chris Seay looks back upon both the history and present of Ecclesia, and our call as a church family to remain a compassionate and committed presence with the youngest among us as they grow into relationship with Jesus. Chris’ daughter Hanna shares how her experience of growing up here has uniquely shaped her call, and we consider how we engage with each of the Rhythms of Ecclesia for the sake of all of our kids.
Pastor Mitzi Mak concludes our series considering the Celtic way of evangelism. She explores the concept of an anam cara, or “soul friend”, while sharing stories from her life and relationships, and the transformative power of cultivating space where people know they are loved and that they belong, even amid our differences.
Pastor Sean Palmer continues our series considering the Celtic way of evangelism; entering into an important chapter in the life of the early church. Just as the Jews and Gentiles of the time had to learn how to live and worship together, we continue to navigate our own differences, and the expectations and burdens we wrongly place on others seeking a relationship with Jesus.
Pastor Wayne Brown continues our consideration of the Celtic Way of evangelism, sharing a message on the logos (form), pathos (passion), and ethos (essence) that guides us in our engagement with those we are called to invite into deeper communion with God and one another.
Teaching Pastor Sean Palmer continues our series on the Celtic Way of Evangelism. More than attempting to “convert” someone into a specific belief or way of thinking, it is when we commit to simple rhythms of invitation, vulnerability, fellowship, and sincere conversation that relationships are deepened and lives are changed.
Pastor Chris Seay introduces a new series on the Celtic Way of Evangelism. Through the story of St. Patrick, we are offered a glimpse of the kind of transformation and sharing of faith to which we are also called. As we meet others authentically and compassionately in the midst of their own stories and contexts, the presence of God will be revealed, and a genuine relationship with Jesus made possible.