Rev. Christopher Marlin-Warfield

Bringing People Together to do Good


November 19, 2023 to December 24, 2023

The Christian story starts with a premise and a problem. The premise is that the world is created and sustained by a God who is love. The problem is that the world does not reflect that love. The Christian word for that brokenness—that distance between the way that the world is and the way that the world ought to be—is sin.

Most Recent: I Am Broken. We Are Broken

Everything in This Series

Good and Broken

Broken part 1

The world is broken; we know that the world is broken; we can see that the world is broken. But it’s important to remember that the brokenness of the world does not overwhelm its goodness.

Relationships, not Rules

Broken part 2

It’s easy to imagine that sin is about failing to follow a set of divine rules, and there might be something to that. But the deeper brokenness of the world is found in distorted relationships: relationships where we fail to serve one another, to help one another, to love one another. What we need is not more rigid rules, but restored relationships.

I Am Broken. We Are Broken

Broken part 3

The brokenness of the world is personal and systematic; and those two kinds of brokenness are deeply intertwined. What I do affects systems and what systems do affects me. Changing that begins with acknowledging the totality of that brokenness.