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Prayer Pod Ep. 2 - Lament & Confession

Prayer Pod Ep. 2 - Lament & Confession

June 14, 2020

Prayer Pod is a short, guided prayer session of meditative practice, poetry, and music. Prayer can be hard! We hope this makes it a little more accessible and immersive. As our country reckons with its deeply embedded history of racism and violence, this episode reflects on lament and confession.

Put on some headphones (this episode in particular will sound weird without them) and give it a listen. 

Episode 2
Poem: Untitled by James Baldwin, A Memory by Saeed Jones
Music: Original

The Cry of Black Blood

The Cry of Black Blood

June 9, 2020

Guest Preacher, the Reverend Elijah Zeyhoue (Calvary Baptist, DC) reflects on the history of racism against black people in America through the lens of the Cain and Abel story in Genesis 4. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Cain asks. For far too long White America’s answer has remain unchanged.

Prayer Pod Ep. 1 - Elegy

Prayer Pod Ep. 1 - Elegy

May 29, 2020

Prayer Pod is a short, guided prayer session of meditative practice, poetry, and music. Prayer can be hard! We hope this makes it a little more accessible and immersive. Put on some headphones (you should really use headphones!) and give it a try. 

Episode 1
Poem: Elegy by Aracelis Girmay
Music: By Tim Kim

God Breathes Again and So Do I

God Breathes Again and So Do I

April 16, 2020

Easter 2020. On a resurrected Christ who comforts those who mourn.

The Temptation of Lent

The Temptation of Lent

March 6, 2020

Lent begins with what else but a reflection on temptation and sin.

Practice Changing the World

Practice Changing the World

March 6, 2020

Pastoral Intern, Aneesah Ettress, on how spiritual practices help us do work in the world. 

Change is Death

Change is Death

March 6, 2020

Why is it so hard for human beings to change? 

Revelation and Revolution

Revelation and Revolution

March 6, 2020

What is Christian revelation? How does it work? How do we know it’s real? What should it do?

New Years for All

New Years for All

February 27, 2020

On war and the incarnation that may not look like us. 

A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

December 31, 2019

Christmas 2019