How do we prepare teens for interfaith dialogue? It requires a combination of helping them construct a strong worldview that is open to other views while being true to itself.
The prophet Jeremiah lived in the worst of times for the Kingdom of Judah. His story goes from bad to worse, and stays there. He offers hope when all seems lost.
These images offer a visual introduction to the basic ancient cosmology and how political power structures evolved. It is important to understand the ancient worldview in order to fully grasp the language and context of God’s Promises to Abraham’s family. The temptation toward power struggles and violence in the ancient world are still present today. May we learn to hear God’s Promises, through Jesus Christ, clearly in our present situation.
This image provides a visual timeline that helps frame the story of Josiah found in 2 Kings 22-24.
A visual meditation on Isaiah 5:1-7 and Isaiah 11:1-5. Isaiah compares Judah to a vineyard. It was expected to produce the sweet wine of justice and righteousness, but only produces the wild grapes of bloodshed and caused an outcry of pain. The vintner lets is fall apart. One day, though, a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse who will be a vine that leads with Justice and Righteousness.
Pastor Stephanie Williams Obrien is one of the co-founding pastors of Mill City Church. This congregation meets for worship in the auditorium of the Sheridan School in Northeast Minneapolis. They seek to be part of the community, see what God is doing, and join God in it.
She is an adjunct teacher of preaching at Bethel Seminary.
Church planting with Michael Binder.
This blog post is a response to the tragic death of a 13-year old boy in our community and the many families that are suffering shock and grief.