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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").

Apr 25, 2019

This Easter, Pastor Lauren reflects on Notre Dame, churches burned by white supremacists, and what it means to consider the Resurrection in a world where bodily reanimation usually means zombies.

Apr 22, 2019

We can't change our mourning into joy, if we won't let go of our mourning!

Apr 22, 2019

The gutsiest conversation is the one you don't wanna have. The disciples were kinda bad at understanding (like us sometimes?), but Jesus helped them have the courageous conversations they needed. What can we learn?

Apr 22, 2019

In reflecting on our book club based around Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race," Pastor Dana reflects on what it means to be a white Christian in a systemically racist society. No guilt or hand-wringing, though; just clear-eyed analysis of what white people can do...

Oct 23, 2018

On October 21, Lauren preached about the intersection of politics and faith. Are Democrats soft? Are Republicans jerks? No: Gary the Pharisee just wanted some hummus. Kinda.