Work of the People (Wholehearted Faith)

Artisan Community Read: Wholehearted Faith
Feb. 26, 2023 – April 9, 2023

Join us for a series based on our Artisan Community Read of Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans. During Lent, we will read several chapters from the book, reflecting on them during Sunday sermons and in midweek groups.

Message line-up:

On the Days When I Believe
Pastor Scott Austin

A reflection on the prologue and chapter one of Wholehearted Faith, in which Rachel shares about faith, doubt, uncertainty, and hope.

Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Matthew 22:34–40
The Liberation of the Know-It-All
Pastor Scott Austin

In chapter 4 of Wholehearted Faith, Rachel Held Evans reflects on the expectation of knowing the answer to every question, and imagines a faith where we are freed from the weight of this requirement.

Acts 2:1–13
Jonathan Edwards Is Not My Homeboy
Pastor Scott Austin

A sermon based on chapter 6 of Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans: Can we here at Artisan Church recover a real sense of conviction about our actions and the harm we have done to others and to ourselves without also traumatizing (or re-traumatizing) ourselves with the deeply destructive models of shame-based religion many of us were raised with?

Isaiah 43:1–7; 1 John 3:17–19
The Steady Work of Living Water
Pastor Scott Austin

A sermon based on chapter 9 of Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans, in which the author writes eloquently about the waters of baptism, which is a sacrament that reminds us that we belong. We conduct an Ignatian reading, imagining ourselves at Jesus's baptism and reflecting on how water reminds us that everything in God's creation is connected.

Mark 1:4–11
Dr. Melody Boyd

This week's sermon is based on chapter 11 of Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans. Dr. Melody Boyd shares how learning to grieve in the wilderness is saving her faith right now.

Matthew 5:1–12, Romans 12:9–18
Loving Our Enemies
Pastor Scott Austin

This week's sermon will be based on chapter 13 of Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans.

Good Friday Tenebrae
Pastor Scott Austin

Enter the darkness and shadows at this powerful candlelit service memorializing the crucifixion of Jesus. More details here.

The Love That Changes the World
Dr. Kristen Brown

We celebrate Resurrection Day at Artisan with a special guest sermon by Dr. Kristen Brown!

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