During the season of Lent, we often talk about the practice of fasting.  We usually understand fasting as an exercise in self-discipline, "giving something up" as a sacrifice to God, to train our minds and hearts and wills to do what God wants instead of what I want.  And that's all well and good.  But the choices that Jesus made on his journey to the cross went beyond spiritual discipline; his fasting in the wilderness made himself physically weak.  Jesus chose vulnerability over security, weakness over strength.  Do we dare to follow in that path?

Read "Uninsured" by Joe Heikman

I guess you really had to be there...  This Sunday was a uniquely Wildwood blend of words, music, and images throughout the service.  The focus was on naming some of the good gifts that God has given us: Justice, Wisdom, Freedom, Grace, and Community.  And the service itself was an exercise in community, as many of the poems and quotes were suggested by the congregation.  It can't really be recreated online, but to give you a taste, the script and some of the images are available here:  "Celebrating God's Good Gifts"

Now that we've settled once and for all (ha!) what the Bible says specifically about same-sex relationships, we take a look at the bigger picture of biblical marriage in general.  Does the "God made Adam and Eve" argument mean that heterosexual marriage is God's ideal?  Or does the Bible give witness to a broader vision of God for covenant relationships of all kinds?

Read "What Convinced You? (part 3) from Joe Heikman (part 3 of 3)

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