Widen the Screen

In News by Kim Eiffert

September 12

Ephesians 3:14-16

September 19
Ephesians 3:17-19

September 26
Ephesians 3:20-21

October 3
Luke 14:15-24
“The Why of World Communion"

Widen the Screen
September 12 - October 3, 2021
There is always more to the story.  We tend, however, to focus on slight details from which we draw large judgments.  From this we often get an inaccurate picture of who someone really is or what is really happening.  These snap judgments can lead to the worst form of prejudice.  God’s love always invites us to see a wider picture with deeper insight.  God’s love moves us to connect and crossover into relationships that transform us and others.

Suggested Resources

What is God Like? (Children’s Book)
By Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner

Acts of Faith:  The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
By Eboo Patel

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
By James Cone

A Rhythm of Prayer
Edited by Sarah Bessey

The Great Spiritual Migration 
by Brian McLaren

A New Kind of Christianity 
by Brian McLaren

How the Word is Passed
by Clint Smith

The Liturgists Podcast
Episode 34 – Black and White in America

Interfaith Lecture Series with Chauteauqua
Brian McLaren Lecture
(Guest Subscription Required)

Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples, Inc.

Many Voices

Widen the Screen Stories

Some of our stories have been featured in worship or on social media.  For the full interviews, you can click below or find the full playlist here.  

Alleigh Carthey

Alleigh Carthey & Raymie Venable

Ted & Ann Bazzell

Carol Dirks

Cheri Clark

Chris Schultz

In Seub Joeng

Stanley Wang

Curt Eiffert


Widen the Screen Conversations
Tuesdays, September 14, 21 & 28 form 7:00-8:30pm (CST)

Complete Details & Registration

During our Widen the Screen worship series, we want to create opportunities for deeper conversation. We know that there is more to the story than we can explore on any given Sunday morning.  We have invited a series of hosts to share their expertise an/or lead us through some deeper conversation that help us widen our perspective about how we love our neighbors. 

September 14th
In Living Color: 
Widening the Screen on the Bible and Race

September 21st
LGBTQ+ 101

September 28th
Frisco and our Neighbors