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  • The Listening House (January 13, 2019)

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    The Listening House / January 13, 2019

    Peter Fitch used a song from an old band called Lazarus to start the talk today. It is called, “Listening House,” and Peter thinks it is an honest reflection on the state of most churches and communities, but that it still encourages people not to give up trying to build something that is real. From that point, the talk centres around the idea of loneliness. SCV was formed as a possible antidote to loneliness in our area, and he talks about past and current successes and failures in meeting this need. Then he explains why we must not give up hope or give up the attempt to expand our souls in the midst of loss. He encourages the building of communities like SCV because he believes that we can be touched by God and by each other, and finally become more like Christ ourselves as we develop true empathy. Another song by Lazarus, “Blessed,” closes the talk.


      

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    Epiphany (January 6, 2019)

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    Epiphany / January 6, 2019

    Peter Fitch talks about the meaning of the word, “epiphany.” It is the name for the season that follows Christmas in the church calendar, and it commemorates the coming of the Magi to visit the infant Jesus. These people existed outside of the stream of faith that is normally presented in the Biblical stories, yet they were able to accurately discern the signs of the times. Peter shared a video from a church in Auckland to remind us of the story. Then he shared a TED talk by Jessica Jackley, founder of Kiva.org, to give a contemporary example of an organization that is outside of the stream of religious faith that has important things to share with the whole world. As usual, this message gets a little subversive, and people add important thoughts at the end.


      

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    The Great Reversal (December 30, 2018)

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    The Great Reversal / December 30, 2018

    Following on from last week’s talk by Hannah Bernard and Joy Green, Peter Fitch revisits some of the key ideas and then shares how they have been affecting his thinking. An important Biblical idea is the reversal of weak and strong. Peter suggests that this would be supremely true in relation to gender. As we go forward towards justice, beauty and compassion, the best parts of being female ought to play a greater role than the worst elements of maleness. If possible, it would be helpful to look at the power point for this talk while you are listening as there are quite a few images.


      

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