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Sonya Brown - November 6, 2022

Diversity

Diversity

Diversity is a buzzword these days, and it's not something churches are particularly known for. So what does it mean for a church to say we value diversity? Why does God care about diversity? And how does pursuing diversity help us know God - and heal the world - better?

From Series: "Table Settings"

What makes us a church? How do our core values - Friendship, Diversity, Transformation and Curiosity - work together to make us God's people in the world? Join us in this series as we gather around tables to celebrate how God forms us for the world!

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Home is Where God’s Heart Is

Ever feel like the world's ending? What comes to mind when you think of the apocalypse? Fire and brimstone? Sun blocked out and moon turning to blood? Bad news... right? Wrong. Somewhere along [...]

Curiosity 2022

'Curiosity' is not a word we associate with churches. Churches are more often known for quieting questions and insisting we 'just have faith.' But curiosity is a virtue - the most faithful people [...]

Transformation 2022

What does it take to become more like Jesus? The process of change for a Christian can take a long time, and it's not very glamorous. It's a lot like BBQ, actually. What can we learn from the [...]

Diversity 2022

Diversity is a buzzword these days, and it's not something churches are particularly known for. So what does it mean for a church to say we value diversity? Why does God care about diversity? And [...]

Friendship

At Catalyst, we believe that Friendship is the heart of Jesus’ good news. What does that mean? Friendship with God invites us to go beyond hospitality to seeking friendship outside our own [...]

On Being a Black Sheep Church

What does it mean to be a Black Sheep church? How can we be faithful in a culture that doesn't fit? We review our time with Jeremiah, and hear one last promise. The call is overwhelming, so it's [...]

Have You Any Wool?

Did you know the nursery rhyme 'Ba Ba Black Sheep' was about unfair taxation? That's right - we've been finding ways to protest unjust rulers since the first person exploited someone else. [...]

How We Learn to Listen

How do we NOT feel overwhelmed when facing the evils of the world? No wonder we have a tendency to silence or ignore those suffering - especially when we're powerless to help. Jeremiah teaches us [...]

Sabbath Revolution

Sabbath is one of those old-fashioned ideas we don't pay attention to much these days. After all, who can really afford to take a whole day off from life? In Jeremiah's day, the people's failure [...]

No Fast, No Feast

You know that "This is Fine" Dog? It's a pretty good representation of God's people in Jeremiah's day - and maybe in ours too. That's why God told Jeremiah not to attend funerals or weddings. God [...]