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Urban Sanctuary

Each week, pastors Dana and Lauren (and sometimes special guests) help us understand what it means to be a progressive Christian. We start from the Bible and talk about everything from genderfluidity, to how to talk to people from different political camps, to resting in God's word about who we are (protip: the answer is "loved").

Jul 7, 2019

We kick off our "Green Theology" month with a sermon about what we love about the planet we're entrusted with. EPIC BONUS: PASTOR DANA CHANNELS BILL NYE. NOT JOKING.

Jul 7, 2019

This week, Pastor Lauren uses her improv background to preach a looser, more conversational sermon. She talks about her upcoming young adult ministry, The Living Room (starting 9/9), based on two things: eating together, and service to the community. Tune in and see how to know our gifts... and how to offer them!

Jul 3, 2019

We live in a world that encourages us to see ourselves as separate from one another--but as the spiking rates of depression and anxiety can attest, we were not meant to live as though we were islands unto ourselves. Today, Pastor Dana talks about how to be part of the "forest" that binds us all together, breathing in...

Jun 17, 2019

Our understanding of gender is exploding. We understand that gender is a construct, an arbitrary set of qualities attributed to someone the day they are born. But what does that mean when we're reading the Bible and all the important characters--especially the divine ones--are unequivocally male? Here, Pastor Dana...

Jun 10, 2019

New life cannot exist without the death of the old, but the balance between life and death must be maintained.