The ECV Livestream 02/21/21

Lent is a time to come closer to God and to others through disciplines that lean into, yep…sacrifice and limitation. Why do we do this? Isn’t it a little crazy? Too intense? Well, we know that Jesus shows us a sacrificial way for us that connects us to him and

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The ECV Livestream 02/14/21

This week, we conclude our sermon series on Nonviolence: How to Seek Peace and Pursue It at Home, Work, and on the Streets with a look at how Jesus’ life of peacemaking runs right into the Cross. How has this symbol of violence become a place of hope and life for

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Nonviolence: Eyes Open Obedience

Josh helps us think through what it means to have eyes open obedience. We don’t simply applaud nonviolence or merely value or agree with it; we practice it — at home, at work, and on the streets. To do that, we need to become deeply aware of nonviolence’s costs to

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The ECV Livestream 01/31/21

Godly Resistance, Loyalty, & Subversion: In our Nonviolence series, we’ve heard challenging words of Jesus that have opened up possibilities for a nonviolent life. Last week (link to last week’s talk), we learned that when we are wronged or have lack we can ask God and others for what we

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The ECV Livestream 01/24/21

The Power of the Ask! Much of our violence comes from anger and frustration over lack, ours and others. What if in the face of lack, we ask God for what we need? What if that sometimes looks like asking others, including people who we might perceive as passive, neutral, uncaring,

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The ECV Livestream 01/17/21

This Sunday, we explored how the power of Jesus’ creative approach to nonviolence names and exposes evil. Sometimes, we mistake nonviolence as weak and passive. We learned more from Josh about how Jesus’ invitations to the nonviolent life necessarily involve naming evil, using one’s agency, and resisting vengeance and violence.

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The ECV Stream 01/03/21

Original ECV’er, longtime friend of our church, Lead Pastor of East Denver Vineyard Church, and so much more, Kathy Maskell joins us on the ECV Stream to deliver our talk. She kicks off our New Year by leading us in reexamining the Parable of the Sower.

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The ECV Stream 12/27/20

As we celebrate the arrival of Jesus at Christmas, we will pause to be refreshed by his presence at the end of a long year. This week, Patrick revisited one of our Advent themes, hope, to reflect on where hope finds us at the close of a year that has

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