The First Sunday of Advent intersects with my series on Gifts of the Dark Wood. Temptation is the gift. Jesus in the desert is the text. Hope is the theme.
The theme is lost as a gift of the Dark Wood. We reflect on the art of losing especially when it might be time to lose the notion of Christ the King.
Continuing the Fall series on themes from the book by Eric Elnes, Gifts of the Dark Wood, the exploration this week is “thunderstruck.” The sermon is based on the scene of Elijah in the cave.
We explore the gift of emptiness in the Dark Wood. The text is from the Gospel of Thomas, saying 97, the parable of the empty jar. The Fall sermon series is based on a book by Eric Elnes, Gifts of the Dark Wood.
Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science and the Future of Our Planet, joined us via Skype during worship to take questions and discuss a possible evolutionary path for the concept of God!