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Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

9:45 - 10:30 am @ Brown Chapel

Monday & Wednesday

9:45 - 10:30 @ Liberty Station

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2015-2016 Chapel Theme: "Way. Truth. Life."

1.jpg We all live into some sort of story and that story directs our lives. An often quoted dictum attributed to Saint Francis seems to ring true: "Preach the gospel wherever you go. When necessary, use words." It could be said then that we're preaching a message - or a story - all the time. So, what story are we preaching, telling, living?

Throughout Scripture we read of a gracious, initiative God who invites us to engage in His holy love story. Jesus even calls us "to be holy as your heavenly father in heaven is holy" (Lev & Matt). Is it possible for believers in Christ to actually look, speak, think, live, love or be different than the surrounding culture? Is such a holy life even possible?

Within the written story of God, the Hebrew or Greek word for holy appears over 1050 times in different forms. It's safe to say that the idea of holy living and/or holiness is a consistent thread throughout the scriptures. If holiness is less about a destination and more about a direction as some conclude, could holiness be a graceful, transformative power working in us and enabling us to do what is impossible in our own brokenness? Can we actually be in the art of becoming "holy ones" (Rom 1:7, 1 Cor 1:2, Eph 1:1, Phil 1:1, Col 1:2)? No doubt, this can be a messy and tricky road to navigate on multiple levels. Yet, could there actually be a trajectory or way to live into being holy? Is there a truth that could so fill one's heart and mind - a transforming of the mind so to speak - where holiness is expressed in both word and deed? Is a holy life even possible in this place, culture, day and age - the here and now?

As a community we'll be challenged to take a long look at Christian holiness this next year through Chapel, Time Out, discipleship groups, missional experiences, special forums, and other intentionally created spaces. I do hope that we discover what it looks like to be a holy community who is transformed from one degree of glory to another (2 Cor 3:18) not just by any way, truth or life but through The way, truth and life (John 14:6) - Jesus Christ. My deep prayer is then that through the power of the Holy Spirit we seek to be grafted into God's story of holiness where our identity in Christ informs our way of living.

Way. Truth. Life. Let's pilgrim.

 

-Tim Whetstone

Kaleo

Kaleo chapels are student-led expressions of worship. Kaleo chapels focus heavily on creative expression, from spoken word poetry and live painting to original hip-hop and student preaching.