Speaker: Jennifer Springsteen
This week marks the 246th year of our country’s constitutional beginning. How do we align our cruel history and our pride in this beautiful land? Let’s start with George Washington’s birthplace and wind our way into Juneteenth, finally a nationally recognized holiday.
The African diaspora via the slave trade brought sacred wisdom to the United States which wove into the history of Christianity in this country. We’ll celebrate Juneteenth by looking at the spiritual lives of Black folks during the time of slavery.
Each Sunday morning during service, we profess that we “search for truth with an open mind.” But—as individual practitioners of our 4th principle— where do we look for it? Many “truths” we’ve embraced in the past no longer make sense to us. And the future … read more.
Who were some of the visionary change makers? How did their love for their people and humankind change history, and save lives?
When we consider the Christian story of Easter, we get bogged down with the ideas of suffering, sin, and proof of the resurrection. What can we learn from the Christ story? How can we keep our hearts open to mystery? To miracles?