Last week for Easter we looked at God’s “This might not work!” perspective of doing whatever it takes to bring life and love to our world. Water has been both an ever present symbol and means of that life and love. As we learn, explore, experience and act – all about water – over these four weeks we are going to discover just how water is woven into the ecology of God’s life-giving creation. So take a deep breath and dive into the water of life with us!
Jacob's Well has partnered with World Vision the last few years in addressing poverty around the world. Recently World Vision hit the news because they tried to change a hiring policy that discriminates against people in same sex relationships, but were forced to not change it. A discriminatory practice like that is a problem for us, but we value the great work World Vision is doing in 97 countries around the world. We also don't want to play the game some churches have been playing of pulling support dollars out over a disagreement like this because it makes poor people around the world pay for it. On Sunday morning, April 13, Pastor Greg Meyer opened up the conversation so we could wrestle with this together. Listen in, share this with others, and join in the healthy discussion.
Ideally you wouldn’t have to work, right? But really, you have no choice. That may be how we feel, but it isn’t the way work really or ideally works – so to speak. Work is more than a job; it’s a career, it’s your “doing” in the world. Work is a way of making a contribution and of creating the world you live in. Work is also hard, tiring, never ending and the source of a lot of frustration. Have you made peace with the work in your life? Do you know what your real ‘work’ is and why it matters? Let’s work on that.
What is a perfect Christian, yogi, monk or whoever? Something about that ideal seems so other worldly that I don’t really want to be it and know I would never make it anyway. My life is sooo compromised with the reality of day-to-day stuff that being spiritual hardly makes it on the ‘to do’ list. But maybe the problem isn’t us, maybe it’s our idea of ‘spirituality’. We welcome author, jingle-writer, FreeBikes4Kids (fb4k.com) founder & longtime Jacob’s Well friend, Terry Esau to give us a brand new picture.