A Confessional Community

Pastor Chris Seay invites us to participate in the kind of disruption that can lead us toward healthy change in this Lenten season. In preparation for Easter, we remember the words of the Prophet Isaiah, who reminds us that God is preparing something new. A way through the desert. How is God prompting you to examine and alter your rhythms through these sacred weeks?

Lent: Silence

Lent: Silence

As we consider life in the desert, the invitation to enter into a season of scarcity and contemplation, join us in this opportunity to pray and reflect together as a community, and to seek God’s guidance as we enter this forty day journey of Lent. In the silence, may our ears be tuned to hear God in new ways.

Into The Desert

Pastor Sean Palmer shares vulnerably from his own story, inviting us to consider how we are called to prepare for and enter into the sacred season of Lent. The desert is a place which can feel barren and hopeless, but is where God comes to meet us separated from our ego and defenses. May these weeks of fasting and contemplation transform our experience of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and help us to faithfully walk the path he has laid before us.

Love Surprises

This past Sunday, we shared an incredible story from some new Ecclesians, our friends who were forced to flee Nicaragua due to political persecution and are currently in Houston as they process an asylum claim in the US. In an effort to safeguard this precious family, we’ll be sharing their story in a more limited manner than our usual weekly podcast feed. At the moment, this is a story just for our community. If you missed their story, look for an email on Monday February 18th with a link to the content.

A Transgressive Love

It was a great joy to welcome back Dr. Richard Beck, who asked us to consider Jesus’ encounter with a leper in which the “unclean” man was met with a love that reached across boundaries; an encounter in which the promise of relationship preceded healing. We’re called to name the places of disgust and contempt that lead us to create an other, and ask God to help change our hearts into a radically different way of loving.