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Blog Archives: September 2017

21
September
2017

Reflections On A Night For City Hope

Paul Trudeau
see more by clicking through images above Dear City Church family, Last Friday evening, a sold-out crowd gathered at the Great American Music Hall as photographers, illustrators, documentarians, poets, and artists shared nine different stories about the work and lives of our City Hope community. The stories illuminated the profound beauty and struggle of the Tenderloin and gave voice to people who are often unheard, misunderstood, and all too often, demonized. The audience in attendance was a beautiful combination of City Church ...
21
September
2017

Reflections On A Night For City Hope

Paul Trudeau
see more by clicking through images above Last Friday evening, a sold-out crowd gathered at the Great American Music Hall as photographers, illustrators, documentarians, poets, and artists shared nine different stories about the work and lives of our City Hope community. The stories illuminated the profound beauty and struggle of the Tenderloin and gave voice to people who are often unheard, misunderstood, and all too often, demonized. The audience in attendance was a beautiful combination of volunteers, donors, the friends and family of ...
15
September
2017

ROOTED: An Upcoming Sermon Series

As we reflect on all the changes our church has gone through over the last few years, we find it important to stop and take stock of what our core values as a church really are. In our twentieth year as City Church, we are more aware than ever of the deep needs of our city, the work that is ahead of us, and the DNA that keeps us going as we follow Christ to renew the city. We are also aware of our weaknesses and the areas where we as a body need to grow. Because of that, we are pressing “pause” on the lectionary and taking two months this ...
07
September
2017

Why, then, do we pray? A school of prayer

Prayer is one of those things that we as Christians know we’re supposed to do, but few of us have learned to pray in a way that produces joy, contentment, and a sense of ongoing dialogue with God. Prayer has no immediate payoff, in the words of Richard Rohr. Our success in prayer cannot be measured on a rubric, and, if we get answers at all, they are rarely the ones we are after. So why, then, do we pray? And, perhaps more importantly how do we pray? “If prayer is spiritual formation and not God-management,” Brian Zahnd writes, “then we ...