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Jul 26, 2018

Pulpit To Pew Podcast - episcopal - Dreamers of the Lost Ark

In this episode, Rev. Gibson and Johnny talk about seeking refuge, making a place to dream and pray, and how we must make ourselves a dwelling place for the Lord. Johnny goes on his own Indiana Jones search for the location of the Ark of the Covenant and Beverly shares her vacation stories and insights from Arkansas, Christ of the Ozarks, and Thorncrown Chapel. Rev. Gibson's sermon this weekend focuses heavily on the inspiration of the safe and purposeful space of Thorncrown Chapel. This beautiful and peaceful sacred tourist destination that offers travelers and guests tranquility and inspiration for a guest to worship, look inward, rest and dream. Who are monuments and buildings of worship like Thorncrown Chapel and Christ of the Ozarks built for, God or his us? Beverly and Johnny explore the nature and our need for these architectural and spiritual havens, portals, and locations.

To round out this show Rev. Gibson discusses the universal quest many have to find shelter and peace in this noisy and disruptive world. For Christians, many of us seek a closer relationship with Christ for this sense of wholeness, refuge, and peace. Are we honoring this mission by purposely acknowledging that the architecture of our faith is built on the foundation of the Saints with Christ is our cornerstone? Christ unifies us into a new humanity and Kingdom. If we can create the right environment to feel safe, dream, and be open to transformation we can cease becoming aliens and strangers and find our rightful place as a full citizen of Christ.

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Readings:

2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56


Resources:

Thorncrown Chapel

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Shelter From The Storm by Bob Dylan

In the Land of Sheba: A Pilgrimage to Ethiopia by 

 

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