Why are we here? Why does God let history run on and on? What is the God-given purpose of all this time, and our purpose in the time we have left to live? The Rev. Robert Fruehwirth looks at St. Paul’s understanding of the purpose of the present time. Namely, this God’s call to us to grow into the likeness of Jesus so that we can share in his Kingdom, growing a community that reflects God’s Kingdom now, and growing in our witness to God in the world.
For Ears that Hear with Hearts to Learn
with Marcia Coles, Jim Ward, Gretchen Kemmer & Bruce Hunn
Funny, sometimes shocking, yet always calling us to listen to those unlike ourselves, this forum will be a panel discussion with parishioners Marcia Coles, Jim Ward, and Gretchen Kemmer about their experience of judging and being judged by the color of skin in America today. Moderated by Bruce Hunn and presented by the Racial Reconciliation Task Group at St. Michael’s, our aim is to stir up conversation about our experience of being black or white in America. What is it like? Where is God moving us as we engage with St. Matthews AME?
Providing background information on the Pauline body of writings, Rector Greg Jones explores how Saint Paul ‘invented’ theology — a systematic understanding of how God is working in the world in Jesus and Spirit as the defining mark, and generative ground, of beingChristian. It’s no longer race, ethnicity, class, or accomplishment that defines us or bonds us in community, but it is our submission to Jesus as Lord and the working of his spirit.