Paul was highly educated, an able communicator, widely traveled, and misunderstood. People who heard him talk about Jesus actually came away from the conversation thinking he was proposing two new gods for worship. We’ll examine the misunderstanding, identify a way our postmodern world misunderstands the Christian gospel, and reflect on what it means for us.
Study Guide: 04.18.10 Misunderstood in Athens & America
Visiting Pastor Scott Seaton speaks to us about inadequacy and how God comes along side us to provide for us.
Study Guide: 08.02.09 Who Am I?
Visiting Pastor Scott Bridges, of Wallace Presbyterian Church, shares the Word of God with us.
Study Guide: 05.10.09 Reconciliation
Rev. Scott Seaton from Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (www.EmmanuelArlington.org) visits with us to discuss what exactly Jesus set out to do on our behalf.
Visiting pastor, Chris Garriot, brings us encouragement from Genesis 12.
Study Guide: 08.17.08 The Promise to an Outsider
Scott Seaton, pastor of Emmanuel Church in Arlington, speaks with us about Christian identity, and how even Jesus (John 2:12-22) found a “gap” between how followers of God are supposed to be, and how we actually are. Scott encourages us to hope for how things can be, and to look beyond our human, imperfect selves to make religion and life fulfilling.
Study Guide (pdf): 05.25.08 Good News For All Peoples
Visiting pastor Scott Seaton preaches from Luke 24:44-47, and how we bring nothing to God, but gain everything anyway. When we get overwhelmed we often feel the urge to pretend, perform, or paralyze. But in God’s salvation we have nothing to hide, prove or lose. Scott is involved in a church in Arlington, called Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.
Mercy Ministry Symposium :: Loving Your Neighbor: The Church in the City :: 2007
Grace DC, Christ our Shepherd, and Church of the Resurrection hosted a symposium on loving our neighbors in the District, searching for real life answers to these questions about poverty, mercy and justice. Over forty churches and ministries in the DC area came together, represented by over four-hundred fifty people.
Education in DC :: George Sanker, Head of School at Hope Community Charter School
Affordable Housing :: Robert Boulter, President of FaithWorks
Art, Beauty, and Justice :: Brian Bakke, Director for North America, Mustard Seed Foundation & Jerry Eisley, Director of the Washington Arts Group
Ministry and Race in DC :: Frazier White, Pastor of Faith Temple Church and Director or Urban Solutions
Theology of Place :: Michael Worsley & Raimon Nelson, both of World Vision
Homelessness :: Emily and Michael
Mentoring Urban Youth :: James Mullings, Founder and Executive Director of Vision Ministries
Public Health in DC :: Dr. Marilyn Corder, Professor of pediatrics at George Washington University and Howard University Medical School