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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").

Sep 3, 2019

In modern America, work equals worth. Meanwhile, some of us are working two, three or four jobs and still cannot survive. Here, guest writer Lita Kurth tells us some personal Labor Day stories, and Pastor Lauren gives us an alternative to the Protestant-work-ethic culture we live in.


Sep 3, 2019

Cultural context matters. Guest teacher Walter Hudson tells us about what it would have meant, in Jesus' time, if we were slapped and then turned the other cheek, or carried a pack an extra mile, or gave someone the shirt off our back. Literally. None of these are doormat behaviors, but are instead subversive protests...


Sep 3, 2019

"Turn the other cheek" is a loaded text, especially for the oppressed or silenced. Women, brown people, nonbinary folks, all get told to "turn the other cheek" when we are attacked, more as a way to safeguard the status quo than to help us get by in a world where power is unevenly distributed. Then again, how do we...