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Hanging Out With the Birth Pangs

Jim Hall

Jim HallNov 15, 2009

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed;
this must take place, but the end is still to come.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines.
This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.
- Mark 13:7-8

The Church's Calling to the Coming Crises

David Hilfiker

September 6, 2009

Isaiah 35:4-7
Psalm 146

Over the past several years, we’ve talked a lot in Eighth Day about the intertwined series of profound crises that our world faces over the next several decades from:

the environment resource depletion
the economy
inequality and poverty
nuclear weapons
corporations, and
governance

Their combined impact threatenps human civilization on an unprecedented scale. I’m not going to review all the threats here. We’ve done that enough!

Paul: From Privilege to Solidarity

Tim Kumfer

Tim KumferJuly 12, 2009

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

I want to thank you for letting me share with you today. Lately, I’ve been double-dipping here at Eighth Day and am so grateful for the time I’ve got to spend with you all. In the short time I’ve been with you, I’ve learned much about church as it was intended to be and been humbled by your radical, embodied discipleship.

Sunday's a-Comin'

Rachel Winch

June 27, 2009

Thank you so much for the invitation to share with you this morning. I am humbled to stand before this community, whose faith and dedication to justice serve as an inspiration to many, including to me.

Doubhting Thomas and the Resurrection

David Hilfiker

April 19, 2009

John 20:19-31
Acts 4:32-35

This week’s Gospel reading is from John. It’s a week after the Resurrection. All the other apostles have already experienced the risen Jesus except Thomas who’s told the others he simply won’t believe it until he sees the nail holes. The Gospel emphasizes that all the doors are shut tight, but Jesus appears among the disciples, anyway, and Thomas “sees for himself” … and confesses his faith: “My Lord and my God!” But Jesus then says, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

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