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The Church As Forged Family

“…in the ancient Near East the idea of a single community across the traditional boundaries of culture, gender, and ethnic and social groupings was unheard of. Unthinkable, in fact. But there it was. A new kind of ‘family’ had come into existence. Its focus of identity was Jesus; its manner of life was shaped by…

Ears to Hear: The Parables of Jesus

Why Parables Now? This week Roots is starting a new teaching series on the parables of Jesus called “Ears to Hear.” We’re going to be taking another look at these enigmatic stories with an ear for what they might be saying to us now. Jesus told these parables as a way of drawing people in,…

New Series: “DTR” Exploring Relationship Dynamics

“DTR,” our new sermon series, is all about exploring relationship dynamics. We’ll hear from our diverse teaching team: T. C. Moore, Osheta Moore, Emily Morrison, and Der Lor, on a wide range of relationships: family, friendships, marriage, and more. We’ll dig into the scriptures, drawing from lived experience and trusted scholarship, to find wisdom on…