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Abraham

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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Amos

Prophetically Incorrect

Pop quiz: What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? This video sampler includes scenes from the Darkwood Brew ...
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Adam and Eve

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Astronomy

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
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Advent

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
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Wait Training

Tired of waiting? Hate to wait? In this series Darkwood Brew tackles waiting by learning and training to wait. Based on a book by Presbyterian pastor Greg Glover, Wait Training: ...
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Authorship

Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
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Basics of Christian Life

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
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Bible

R U Kidding

Jesus states that unless you become like a child you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In this series, we’ll look at Jesus’ parables through the eyes of children, ...
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Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
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Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
Open Series

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
Open Series

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
Open Series

Forgiveness

Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn't forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van ...
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Vocatio

“Vocatio” refers to a calling into our life’s work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series, part of our By This Way of Life curriculum, features people from a variety of professions ...
Open Series

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
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Drawn In

Brian McLaren calls Troy Bronsink’s book, Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, a “fresh vision of God (that) …draws us (rather than drives us) into a ...
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Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
Open Series

Prophetically Incorrect

Pop quiz: What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? This video sampler includes scenes from the Darkwood Brew ...
Open Series

On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
Open Series

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
Open Series

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
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Listen

This series looks at many ways that the voice of God speaks to us, and explores things we can do to strengthen that connection. From meditation and music to study ...
Open Series

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Hookers, Looters and Cheats

This Series looks at the most extreme outcasts in the Gospels in order to explore the question: If Jesus treated “X,Y, and Z persons” this way, then how can we ...
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The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting peacefully with one another. Yet many Christians wonder how peace ...
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Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
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Wait Training

Tired of waiting? Hate to wait? In this series Darkwood Brew tackles waiting by learning and training to wait. Based on a book by Presbyterian pastor Greg Glover, Wait Training: ...
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Can We Talk?

Writer Anne Lamott says she has two favorite prayers: “Thanks, thanks, thanks” and “Help, help, help!” This 8-part series helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, ...
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Praying for Revolution

If you think the Lord’s Prayer is yesterday’s news, think again. Lead by Darkwood Brew host Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D., this series probes ancient meaning and modern relevance in the ...
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If Love Wins, What Now?

Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This four-part series lead by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works ...
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Abrasive Grace

An unconventional journey through Paul's letter to the Galatians. Cantankerous and controversial, Paul remains one of Christianity's most intriguing and influential characters. This six-part series provides surprising insight for our ...
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The Be@itudes

This nine part series digs deep into a revolutionary exploration of some of Jesus’ most often quoted – and misunderstood – teachings. Lead by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. this is ...
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Body

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
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Beatitudes

The Be@itudes

This nine part series digs deep into a revolutionary exploration of some of Jesus’ most often quoted – and misunderstood – teachings. Lead by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. this is ...
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Bible Interpretation

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
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Book Listening for the Heartbeat of God

On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
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Benefits of Slowing Down

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
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Bible Archetypes

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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Busyness

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
Open Series

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Cain and Abel

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Children

R U Kidding

Jesus states that unless you become like a child you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In this series, we’ll look at Jesus’ parables through the eyes of children, ...
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Christian Mysticism

Listen

This series looks at many ways that the voice of God speaks to us, and explores things we can do to strengthen that connection. From meditation and music to study ...
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Colossians

Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
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Convergence

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
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Council of Chalcedon

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
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Culture Wars

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
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Calling

Vocatio

“Vocatio” refers to a calling into our life’s work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series, part of our By This Way of Life curriculum, features people from a variety of professions ...
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Christian Doctrine

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
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Christians In Professions

Vocatio

“Vocatio” refers to a calling into our life’s work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series, part of our By This Way of Life curriculum, features people from a variety of professions ...
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Connecting With God

Drawn In

Brian McLaren calls Troy Bronsink’s book, Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, a “fresh vision of God (that) …draws us (rather than drives us) into a ...
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Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
Open Series
1 Corinthians 6

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
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Creation

On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
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Celtic Christianity

On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
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Christian Exclusivism

The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting peacefully with one another. Yet many Christians wonder how peace ...
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Christmas

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
Open Series

Wait Training

Tired of waiting? Hate to wait? In this series Darkwood Brew tackles waiting by learning and training to wait. Based on a book by Presbyterian pastor Greg Glover, Wait Training: ...
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Contemplation

Listen

This series looks at many ways that the voice of God speaks to us, and explores things we can do to strengthen that connection. From meditation and music to study ...
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1 Corinthians 7

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
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Creativity

Drawn In

Brian McLaren calls Troy Bronsink’s book, Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, a “fresh vision of God (that) …draws us (rather than drives us) into a ...
Open Series

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Dante

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Divinity of Jesus

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
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Design Theory

Drawn In

Brian McLaren calls Troy Bronsink’s book, Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, a “fresh vision of God (that) …draws us (rather than drives us) into a ...
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Disappearing

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Economic Justice

Prophetically Incorrect

Pop quiz: What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? This video sampler includes scenes from the Darkwood Brew ...
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Epistles

Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
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Evolutionary Biology

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
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Emptiness

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Esther

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
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Exodus

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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Environment

On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
Open Series
Evolution

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
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Exodus Story

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
Open Series

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Failure

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
Open Series
Faith and Science

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
Open Series
Fidelity

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
Open Series
Faith and Economics

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Faith and Vocation

Vocatio

“Vocatio” refers to a calling into our life’s work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series, part of our By This Way of Life curriculum, features people from a variety of professions ...
Open Series
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn't forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van ...
Open Series
Faith and Reason

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
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Faith Formation

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
Open Series
Frank Schaeffer

Prophetically Incorrect

Pop quiz: What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? This video sampler includes scenes from the Darkwood Brew ...
Open Series

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Galatians

Abrasive Grace

An unconventional journey through Paul's letter to the Galatians. Cantankerous and controversial, Paul remains one of Christianity's most intriguing and influential characters. This six-part series provides surprising insight for our ...
Open Series
Genetics

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
Open Series
Holy Spirit

Forgiveness

Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn't forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van ...
Open Series

Listen

This series looks at many ways that the voice of God speaks to us, and explores things we can do to strengthen that connection. From meditation and music to study ...
Open Series

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
Open Series
Hope of God

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
Open Series
Humility

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
Open Series
Genesis

On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
Open Series

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
Open Series
Gospel of John

The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting peacefully with one another. Yet many Christians wonder how peace ...
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Homosexuality

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
Open Series
Hunting for Hope

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
Open Series
Genesis 18

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
Open Series
Grace

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
Open Series

If Love Wins, What Now?

Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This four-part series lead by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works ...
Open Series

Abrasive Grace

An unconventional journey through Paul's letter to the Galatians. Cantankerous and controversial, Paul remains one of Christianity's most intriguing and influential characters. This six-part series provides surprising insight for our ...
Open Series
Hope

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
Open Series
Humanity of Jesus

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
Open Series

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Holy Spirit

Forgiveness

Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn't forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van ...
Open Series

Listen

This series looks at many ways that the voice of God speaks to us, and explores things we can do to strengthen that connection. From meditation and music to study ...
Open Series

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
Open Series
Hope of God

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
Open Series
Humility

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
Open Series
Homosexuality

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
Open Series
Hunting for Hope

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
Open Series
Hope

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
Open Series
Humanity of Jesus

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
Open Series

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Imago Dei

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
Open Series
Interfaith Dialog

The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting peacefully with one another. Yet many Christians wonder how peace ...
Open Series
Incarnation

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
Open Series

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
Open Series
Isaiah

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
Open Series

Wait Training

Tired of waiting? Hate to wait? In this series Darkwood Brew tackles waiting by learning and training to wait. Based on a book by Presbyterian pastor Greg Glover, Wait Training: ...
Open Series
Infancy Narratives

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
Open Series

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Jesus

R U Kidding

Jesus states that unless you become like a child you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In this series, we’ll look at Jesus’ parables through the eyes of children, ...
Open Series

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
Open Series

Forgiveness

Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn't forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van ...
Open Series

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
Open Series

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
Open Series

Listen

This series looks at many ways that the voice of God speaks to us, and explores things we can do to strengthen that connection. From meditation and music to study ...
Open Series

Hookers, Looters and Cheats

This Series looks at the most extreme outcasts in the Gospels in order to explore the question: If Jesus treated “X,Y, and Z persons” this way, then how can we ...
Open Series

The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting peacefully with one another. Yet many Christians wonder how peace ...
Open Series

Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
Open Series

Wait Training

Tired of waiting? Hate to wait? In this series Darkwood Brew tackles waiting by learning and training to wait. Based on a book by Presbyterian pastor Greg Glover, Wait Training: ...
Open Series
Jesus' Healings

Hookers, Looters and Cheats

This Series looks at the most extreme outcasts in the Gospels in order to explore the question: If Jesus treated “X,Y, and Z persons” this way, then how can we ...
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Joseph

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
Open Series
Jesus' Birth

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
Open Series
Jesus' Teachings

The Be@itudes

This nine part series digs deep into a revolutionary exploration of some of Jesus’ most often quoted – and misunderstood – teachings. Lead by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. this is ...
Open Series
Justice

The Be@itudes

This nine part series digs deep into a revolutionary exploration of some of Jesus’ most often quoted – and misunderstood – teachings. Lead by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. this is ...
Open Series
Jesus' Disciples

Hookers, Looters and Cheats

This Series looks at the most extreme outcasts in the Gospels in order to explore the question: If Jesus treated “X,Y, and Z persons” this way, then how can we ...
Open Series
John Phillip Newell

On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
Open Series

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Lent

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self
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Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part
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The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting
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Leviticus 18

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
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Liberalism vs. Conservatism

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
Open Series
Leviticus 20

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
Open Series
Liberation

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
Open Series
Lostness

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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LGBT

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
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Life's Struggles

The Be@itudes

This nine part series digs deep into a revolutionary exploration of some of Jesus’ most often quoted – and misunderstood – teachings. Lead by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. this is ...
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Lord's Prayer

Praying for Revolution

If you think the Lord’s Prayer is yesterday’s news, think again. Lead by Darkwood Brew host Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D., this series probes ancient meaning and modern relevance in the ...
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Mary Magdalene

Hookers, Looters and Cheats

This Series looks at the most extreme outcasts in the Gospels in order to explore the question: If Jesus treated “X,Y, and Z persons” this way, then how can we ...
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Misfits

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Mythological Imagination

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
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Matthew

Hookers, Looters and Cheats

This Series looks at the most extreme outcasts in the Gospels in order to explore the question: If Jesus treated “X,Y, and Z persons” this way, then how can we ...
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Moses

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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Matthew 1-2

Into This World

This scripture texts for our journey through the Advent and Christmas cycle paint a picture of the world into which God came in human flesh. Like our own time, this ...
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Mystics

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Noah

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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Original Blessing

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Original Sin

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Parables

R U Kidding

Jesus states that unless you become like a child you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In this series, we’ll look at Jesus’ parables through the eyes of children, ...
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Paul

Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
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Pillars of Faith

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
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Prayer

Listen

This series looks at many ways that the voice of God speaks to us, and explores things we can do to strengthen that connection. From meditation and music to study ...
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Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Paralytic

Hookers, Looters and Cheats

This Series looks at the most extreme outcasts in the Gospels in order to explore the question: If Jesus treated “X,Y, and Z persons” this way, then how can we ...
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Pauline Theology

Abrasive Grace

An unconventional journey through Paul's letter to the Galatians. Cantankerous and controversial, Paul remains one of Christianity's most intriguing and influential characters. This six-part series provides surprising insight for our ...
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Pleasure of God

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
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Prophets

Prophetically Incorrect

Pop quiz: What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? This video sampler includes scenes from the Darkwood Brew ...
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Wait Training

Tired of waiting? Hate to wait? In this series Darkwood Brew tackles waiting by learning and training to wait. Based on a book by Presbyterian pastor Greg Glover, Wait Training: ...
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Patience

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
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Physics

Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith

In partnership with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago as well as with the Clergy Letter Project, this series explores how recent scientific theories about the creation and evolution of the ...
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Poetry

Can We Talk?

Writer Anne Lamott says she has two favorite prayers: “Thanks, thanks, thanks” and “Help, help, help!” This 8-part series helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, ...
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Psalms

Can We Talk?

Writer Anne Lamott says she has two favorite prayers: “Thanks, thanks, thanks” and “Help, help, help!” This 8-part series helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, ...
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Questions of Faith

Wholly Human, Holy Divine

In the Sundays after Epiphany the narrative points us to the identity of Jesus. Having proclaimed the entry of light into the world at Advent and Christmas we begin to ...
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Rhythm of God

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
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Rob Bell's Book, Love Wins

If Love Wins, What Now?

Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This four-part series lead by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works ...
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Romans 1

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
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Salvation

R U Kidding

Jesus states that unless you become like a child you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In this series, we’ll look at Jesus’ parables through the eyes of children, ...
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Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting peacefully with one another. Yet many Christians wonder how peace ...
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Upside Down Faith

How do things get turned so upside down? What’s God doing these days? Can anybody make sense of how crazy things seem to be? With questions like these, Darkwood Brew ...
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If Love Wins, What Now?

Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This four-part series lead by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works ...
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Social Justice

Prophetically Incorrect

Pop quiz: What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? This video sampler includes scenes from the Darkwood Brew ...
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Struggle

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Same-Sex Marriage

For the Love of God

What does the Bible say about God’s love? Who does God love? What is God’s love? How can we love each other because “God first loved us?” This series explores ...
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Vocatio

“Vocatio” refers to a calling into our life’s work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series, part of our By This Way of Life curriculum, features people from a variety of professions ...
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Sovereignty of God

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
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Sarah

Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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Simplicity

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
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Spirituality

Drawn In

Brian McLaren calls Troy Bronsink’s book, Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, a “fresh vision of God (that) …draws us (rather than drives us) into a ...
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Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
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On Earth as it is in Heaven

“Are we blessing the Earth or destroying it? Modern science and ancient Celtic Christianity both suggest a better way of being – exercising an ethic of stewardship, not dominion. Join ...
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Temptation

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Third Way

The Great Convergence

“The Great Convergence: What’s So Great?” takes its cue from Phoenix Affirmation #8: Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the ...
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The Flood

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Tower of Babel

Failing, Falling, and Flying

Put away your flannel-graphs because this study of Genesis is anything but one-dimensional. Join guests Kevin Miller, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Reinhilde Ruprecht, Terence Fretheim, Chip Bouzard, and Beth Johnson, for a ...
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Theology

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Trust

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
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Way Out of No Way

An African American folk saying claims that our God can make a way out of no way. In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and ...
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Uncertainty

Gifts of the Dark Wood

Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place ...
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Universalism Debate

If Love Wins, What Now?

Rob Bell’s book ‘Love Wins’ rocked American Christianity with a message of God’s grace for all people. This four-part series lead by Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D. explores how it works ...
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Vocation

Vocatio

“Vocatio” refers to a calling into our life’s work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series, part of our By This Way of Life curriculum, features people from a variety of professions ...
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Wealth and Poverty

Prophetically Incorrect

Pop quiz: What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? This video sampler includes scenes from the Darkwood Brew ...
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Wildness

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
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What is Hope?

Hope: A Pessimist’s Guide

What’s the point? Who cares? Who knows? If you’ve ever felt this way, the folks at Darkwood Brew go deep into hope for a world that so often feels hopeless ...
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Wisdom

Dwelling and Indwelling

In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for “God’s house”-which stands not only for ...
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What is Ministry?

Vocatio

“Vocatio” refers to a calling into our life’s work. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series, part of our By This Way of Life curriculum, features people from a variety of professions ...
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World Religions

The Faith of Jesus In a Pluralistic World

Increasingly, people are recognizing that the survival of the human race depends upon adherents of the major world religions coexisting peacefully with one another. Yet many Christians wonder how peace ...
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Yoke of God

Busy

“Busy – Reconnecting to an Unhurried God” takes it’s cue from Phoenix Affirmation # 11 : Christian love of self includes caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time ...
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