This week, we departed from our regularly scheduled programming to reflect on the mass school shooting in Florida this last week. Rather than joining the fray, however, we're looking at the deeper ideological structure underlying the whole thing: the ideology of self-defense. As Christians, why can't we rely on guns (or anything else) as our self-defense?
Today we take on a portion of the Sermon on the Mount. We start off with a little review from Pastor Colin, reminding us what's in them. And then we switch to discussion on the questions as a church. In this recording, you cannot hear the congregants, but usually Pastor Colin repeats the gist of the speaker.
This week, we talk about the story of the Magi visiting Baby Jesus. But we don't stay at the level of Christmas pageants. Rather, we take a look at how the story contains political statements about how Jesus fits into society, and by extension, how we ought to.