2017

Remade in the Image of God

Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God Clay sculpture by Alycia Bailey ( view full image )

Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God
Clay sculpture by Alycia Bailey (view full image)

We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.
— Madeleine L'Engle

The True Image of God

Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God "Selah: Vortex" by Wes Sumrall

Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God
"Selah: Vortex" by Wes Sumrall

Advent is like the hush in a theater just before the curtain rises. It is like the hazy ring around the winter moon that means the coming of snow which will turn the night to silver. Soon. But for the time being, our time, darkness is where we are.
— Frederick Buechner

Richmond's Renewal

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From the day we are born we are taught nobody cares and that nobody can help.
— Daquan Morton, age 17
So, why church? The short answer is because the Holy Spirit formed it to be a colony of heaven in the country of death… an appointed gathering of named people in particular places who practice a life of resurrection in a world in which death gets the biggest headlines: death of nations, death of civilization, death of marriage, death of careers, obituaries without end.
— Eugene Peterson

Please note: This week's sermon recording is a bit "echo-y" due to some technical challenges—but we hope you'll still listen!