Peter Fitch shares from his own life and experience about the meaning of the resurrection. He sees it in the courage we receive from God in a thousand daily decisions to care for others and to face our own difficulties head-on. Before the talk, Jessica Williams reads one of her poems and Renate Gritter sings “Were You There?” Peter fills in with some worship songs at the beginning and the end of the service.
Walter Thiessen explores the response of the elder brother in the Prodigal Son story, as well as the father’s invitation. If everything is ours, including relationships with the father, why don’t we celebrate? (It was pretty interactive, and so apologies for all the bits you can’t hear on the recording…)
Peter Fitch looks at the value of deconstructing faith. He also talks about the problems that can result. This leads him in search of “the Real” thing that we must not lose. He looks at an Old Testament passage and a New Testament passage for clues, then turns to ideas from the 13th century Sufi mystic, Rumi, as well as C. S. Lewis.