Posts tagged with ‘Via Negativa’

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Worship Service: Misfits

Scripture: Luke 6:20-21 We need companions. The best companions are those who have “spent a little longer in the Dark Wood than you have” writes Eric Elnes. P. 157. The Dark Wood is best travelled with another, with someone who has been there, who knows. Sometimes we enter a club we would never want to […]

Worship Service: Disappearing

Scripture: Luke 4:14-30 Eric Elnes writes in this chapter, “refuse to let any situation or circumstance mark you in a way that does not reflect your highest identity. You must disappear.” P. 129. We disappear to the allure of a false self. That is a gift of the Dark Wood. This is knowing when to […]

Worship Service: Temptation

Scripture: Luke 4:1-13 Usually we begin Lent with the story of Jesus tempted in the wilderness. Since we are lost in the Dark Wood, we’ll mix it up a bit and begin Advent with this story. The Dark Wood is a place where “the adversary” wants to mess with us, to test us, to tempt […]

Worship Service: Getting Lost

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-2 Wendell Berry is a wise man. He said, “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” Being lost in the Dark Wood does not feel […]