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Book Study on Fields of Blood

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April 7, May 5, & June 2

We are constantly bombarded by soundbites and tweets from pundits and politicians blaming violence on other religions. Here is an opportunity to move beyond the surface and take a deep dive through an award winning book by Karen Armstrong.

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May 12, 2019
 Dr. Scott Starbuck
As we forgive others, we will be forgiven.  As we provide God’s touch to others, we will be claimed, brought near, and given new agency.
Psalm 23
Acts 9:36-43 

May 5, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
True repentance, life-change, and reconnection with God is always a “magical” act rather than “guilt” or “shame” centered.
2 Samuel 12:1-9 
Acts 9:1-20 

April 28, 2019
Rev. Pamela Starbuck
Doubting Thomas reflects the parts of us that long for child-like belief!
Psalm 118:14-29
John 20:24-31

April 21, 2019 - Easter 
Dr. Scott Starbuck
If God is absolute relatedness, then any notion of salvation is simply the readiness, the capacity, and the willingness to stay in relationship (which almost always involves forgiveness). 
Isaiah 65:17-25
Luke 24:1-12 

April 14, 2019 - Palm/Passion Sunday
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Jesus was never more fully himself than when he was despised and rejected by others. There is a deep and important insight here for us and for our being in the world. 
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Luke 23:1-49

April 7, 2019 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Too often our tendency is to flee from wicked and intractable human challenges or to fight for them or against them.  Lent is about seeing the person before us not as a problem, but as a partner on a shared journey to celebrate.
Psalm 126
John 12:1-8

March 31, 2019 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
Rev. John Owen
Being with others means always working through rupture to repair, resetting, and re-engaging anew.  It is to model the mode of God in Christ.
Psalm 32
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

March 24, 2019 - Third Sunday of Lent
Dr. Scott Starbuck 
It is not a question of living with a purpose, but what purpose is it that we strive to live?  Our purpose in Christ is vastly larger than we imagine!
Isaiah 55:1-9
Luke 13:1-9

March 17, 2019 - Second Sunday of Lent
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Love extended controls nothing nor guarantees anything.  But it is authentic and its “realness” is the healing of the world.
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Luke 13:31-35

March 10, 2019 - First Sunday of Lent
Dr. Woody Garvin
Following Jesus means not only doing the right thing, but only doing so in the right way. 
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Luke 4:1-14 

March 3, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
In the scriptures we find two types of religions:  temple based and people based. One tries to capture and control the blessing of God.  The other follows God into the world and participates in transformation of relationships.
Psalm 99 
Luke 9:28-36 

February 24, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The Bible is full of violence, as is our world.  The grand arc of the biblical message is to deconstruct its seductive hold over us and liberate us into deep spiritual relationship. 
Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40
Luke 6:27-30

February 17, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Biblical teachings can console and confront, but they always, if soulfully heard, lead us to the Good Life in God through Jesus Christ.
Psalm 1
Luke 6:17-26

February 10, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The call of God to Isaiah, the call of Jesus to the disciples, and our call through the Holy Spirit lead us to places where we have failed before, will likely fail in the future, and where we will often be befuddled in the present. 
Isaiah 6:1-8
Luke 5:1-11

February 3, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
In a world where imperfection seems to be everywhere, the humble and honest have a huge head start in spiritual matters and can first and and always find God in their lives. 
Jeremiah 1:4-10
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

January 27, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The church is a living organism that communicated the gospel primarily through relationships.
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

January 20, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
As we live life in the Spirit, our ability expands to hold tension in life-giving ways.
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11

January 13, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The baptism of Jesus was the fulcrum between the old and the new, without negating the old but drawing it all together into his spirit-led life and ministry. In this new year we would do well to do the same. 
Isaiah 43:1-7
Luke 3:5-17, 21-22

January 6, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
"Epiphany" carries a range of meanings, including "an intuitive grasp of reality," "an illuminating discovery, realization, disclosure, or insight," or simply "a revealing scene or moment." What “ah-ha” is in store for you this year? 
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 
Matthew 2:1-12