September 24, 2014 | 02:24 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

Let’s Get Honest!

I’m really looking forward to our sermon series next month “Let’s Get Honest: The Top Three Beliefs That Bother Me.” I’ve been doing my personal work on this topic to prepare to lead us in this conversation. My journal is peppered with notes on beliefs that are difficult for me personally. A friend and I were having wine and I asked him “What are the most difficult beliefs for you in the Christian faith?” Well, that opened up another hour long conversation. I love that, spiritual honesty! That’s one of the attributes that is distinct about the West End Collegiate Church family: we are a people who value spiritual honesty. You don’t have to check your brain at the door to worship God!

I’m not going to share my top-three beliefs, just yet. I don’t want to sway you in your honest processing, but I want to say how great it is being a minister in an intellectually vibrant congregation. If you haven’t taken the survey yet, please consider filling it out in this link. It’s a short, 2 question survey that honors anonymity.

As we get honest, may the Spirit be attentive to our questions, our hopes, our doubts, our fears, and our needs as we begin to open up topics that we may not yet have had the chance to open up.

Grace and Peace to each of us.