From our At-Home Sunday Meeting, 8.15.21
About our Sunday Meeting: “We need to get down deep below the surface of things to see the true reality because there’s something more. That’s the whole idea of faith: there’s something beyond our sight. And poetry works to get at the heart of that.”
Ben White talks about one of his favorite poets Gerard Manley Hopkins, an English Jesuit priest who conceived “sprung rhythm” in his poetry, and established himself as one of the most innovative writers of the Victorian period. Ben gets deep on Hopkins and the meaning of his work as it applies to how we engage our faith even today.
Our Sunday Meeting Season: Questions (Not Answers) We Agree With. Yes, you can ask that question. Yes, you are allowed. Jesus asked way more questions than he answered. Many of his answers were more questions. We want everybody we know to experience enough freedom and safety to ask what they need to ask, feel what they need to feel, even doubt what they need to doubt. That’s how we relate to each other and to Jesus. Enter the dialogue with us as we ask and agree with questions, even when we don’t always have definitive answers.
About our At-Home Meeting: We didn’t make this in a studio, we made this in our real life. And we made it for you. We want to actually connect online. Some people are just checking us out and may connect with one of our other expressions in Circle of Hope, and that is great, but we think something is happening right here—and you can be a part of it right now! It’s totally fine to just watch, but you can also us in the live chat no matter where you are coming from as we experience the meeting together. We want to know you. Come to the second half of the meeting in the Zoom afterhang, every Sunday at 5:40pm, right after the YouTube premiere. Let’s connect.
Let us know how we can further connect with you at: https://www.circleofhope.church/onlinemeeting/