We Need a New Economic System
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 18, 2018
Acts 2:43-47
Mark 6:31-44
The new economic system is Sabbath Economics. But how do we get there when the world is quite literally invested in capitalism? – Go to this sermon’s page

Paul & Sabbath Economics
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 11, 2018
1 Corinthians 11:17-34
2 Corinthians 9:1-9
Paul was probably much more egalitarian than we typically give him credit for being. He was anti-patronage, egalitarian about the eucharist (primary scripture), and invited financial share to care for the poor. – Go to this sermon’s page

'Talented' Slaves
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 04, 2018
Matthew 25:14-30
Amos 2:6-8
The real hero of the parable of the talents is the slave who refused to cooperate with the unjust system. – Go to this sermon’s page

You Lack Only One Thing
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Mark 10:17-27
Leviticus 25:8-13
Jesus was a practitioner of the Jubilee; we should be, too. But if Jesus really meant that the rich (us) should redistribute our wealth (and I think he did), how is that possible? – Go to this sermon’s page

What Is It?
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Exodus 16
Mark 2:23-28
Beginning of a sermon series on Sabbath Economics. Sabbath economics is built on the notion that there really is enough for everyone (if no one has too much) and that greed is bad. This is a radical departure from the economics of Egyptian slavery and contemporary capitalism. – Go to this sermon’s page

– Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our pastors offer a very simple, meditative service. There is no sermon. – Go to this sermon’s page

Overcoming Patriarchy
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 11, 2018
Galatians 3:19-29
Genesis 1:26-31
Christians are called to join a conspiracy -- to end patriarchy and rape culture. – Go to this sermon’s page

I Believe You
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 04, 2018
Luke 24:1-11
John 8:1-11
The most important thing we (especially men) can say when we hear a story of sexual violence is, "I believe you." – Go to this sermon’s page

Me, Too
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, January 28, 2018
Judges 19:16-30
John 4:7-30, 39
It's time to end our silence about misogyny and sexual assault; it's time to listen to and to honor women's stories as holy.  – Go to this sermon’s page

The Church's Role in Codifying Patriarchy
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 21, 2018
Genesis 21:8-21
Mark 14:3-9
"Rape Culture" is powered by patriarchy. Christianity has had a strong role in establishing patriarchy. Christianity has something to repent of. – Go to this sermon’s page

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Rev. Jeff Spencer
The Rev. Jeff Spencer
Brenda Lorman, Associate Pastor
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