Audio and video resources from the seminar “Cultivating Community and Worship” by Dr. Christine Pohl.
How is hospitality different than social ministry?
The importance of inviting people into our lives as we live them.
Strengthening the practice of hospitality.
Strangers are those who are without a place or away from their place.
Congregations that practice hospitality are powerfully countercultural.
Living truthfully and speaking the truth in love require wisdom and discernment.
People who want to be good are most vulnerable to self-deception.
Choosing truthfulness in a culture of spin and exaggeration is difficult.
The power of the Holy Spirit and the grace of God enable us to keep the promises we make.
We are never released from the call to love.
In the cross we see the bearing of deep betrayals and failures.
Am I obligated to keep the promises I make?
It is very hard to make promises in a culture that celebrates choice and keeping our options open.
Many values in contemporary culture threaten the practice of promising.