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Blog Archives: January 2012


Hiding From God

Chuck DeGroat
...How our Shame Hinders our Engagement in God's Mission Part of my own story includes a lifelong battle with shame.  Ask my Mom and she'll tell you I came out of the womb fearful.  I was an insecure kid who played it safe for the most part.   Ask a theologian and she'll tell you that shame is a Garden-grown existential reality.  It's a part of the Family story. As the old story goes, Adam and Eve hid from God.  And as Brennan Manning writes, "We all, in one way or another, have used them as role models. Why? Because we do not like ...

Music by Sandra McCracken & Derek Webb

Karl Digerness
Sandra McCracken, along with husband Derek Webb, will be our musical guest this Sunday. A songwriter whose work is described by Paste magazine as "graceful and dramatic...exploring spiritual matters with wide-eyed inquisitiveness", she'll be sharing some of her hymns with us at our Sutter St location. Sandra led worship for our City Church retreat last year, and we're happy to have her back with us this week.