Sojourn Grace Collective is San Diego's Progressive Christian Church. A grace-filled space for those looking to walk their spiritual journey with others in community. We believe you are a loved child of God, called to love yourself in a healthy way so that you may give that love away freely.
Faith Formation Story
One of our values at Sojourn is to not only hear the stories of the people in our community, but reinforce the idea that our pastors/leaders are not the harbingers of all things truth and authority. You have fountains of wisdom and beauty and truth inside you, and so does everyone else. Joining our livestream this week was Jesse Hawkins—a newer Sojourner, since quarantine—sharing a Faith Formation Story that many in the Sojo community can relate to.
A Service of Prayers
In this special edition of Sojourn Virtual Church, we set up a candle altar and move through four different segments offering prayers & meditations for: the Self, our Society, the Planet, and You (the congregation). The podcast here features some highlights of the morning, but to enjoy the full service watch the Livestream playback on our Facebook or YouTube page.
I'm Not Doing Enough
Do you ever have a voice in your head that tells you, “You’re not doing enough!” Pastor Colby sure does. Lots of times. In this Spiritual Nugget he shares two ways that he responds to this unique self-criticism, may they help you as well.
Plus, Pastor Kate leads us through an inner-child meditation, helping us practice self-love and compassion.
Experiencing God is Wild & Unpredictable
Jesus taught mostly via parables. Since Marshall McLuhan said, “The medium IS the message,” what does Jesus’ usage of parables tell us about the Kingdom of God? In this Spiritual Nugget, Pastor Colby suggest that the Kingdom (aka, experiencing the presence of God) is wild, unpredictable, and meant to be wrestled with. (Includes a Scripture meditation from Pastor Kate)
Hope in the Collective
With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many of us not only mourn but despair what might come. In this Spiritual Nugget, Pastor Kate calls us to yes, remember and honor RBG, but also to embody her belief in the collective and our work to see humanity at its best.
Plus: a meditation practice called Tonglen, led by Pastor Colby.
Plus plus: ‘You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen, performed by Wide Open Commons
How We See is What We See
What if the way you approach life has a real effect on how you experience life? In this Spiritual Nugget, Pastor Colby ties together Henry Thoreau, Rumi, Coach Taylor, and Jesus to explore the relationship between the way we choose to see the world around us, with how we then experience the world. Plus: A meditation from Pastor Kate titled, “It’s Okay.”
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I’m not typically listening to Christian/church podcasts. However this church works extremely hard to include people who are spiritual and uneducated in the Bible and also includes people who are well versed in the Bible. The church and the community are inherently good and well intentioned people.
I would recommend this podcast/church to anyone who is looking to tiptoe in to a community where bible stuff is talked about and also to people who have been hurt by religion in previous churches. The pastors are inclusive and are victims themselves of being hurt by religious rules.
I love what this man has to say. He speaks about God and one's belief system as something that is individual and that is to be enouraged! vaery thought provoking!