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Do you ever wish that you could find a group of people willing to explore what it means to be progressive and spiritual? Does it feel like there has to be something more to the traditions we take for granted? Join us as we dive deep into the hottest issues of today while looking for the ancient answers of the past.

Do you ever wish that you could find a group of people willing to explore what it means to be progressive and spiritual? Does it feel like there has to be something more to the traditions we take for granted? Join us as we dive deep into the hottest issues of today while looking for the ancient answers of the past.
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Do you ever wish that you could find a group of people willing to explore what it means to be progressive and spiritual? Does it feel like there has to be something more to the traditions we take for granted? Join us as we dive deep into the hottest issues of today while looking for the ancient answers of the past.

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Episodes

Love Is The Deepest Magic

10/15/2019
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Love or the lack of love has the power to influence who we are and who we can become. Love goes beyond things we know or can always explain. That is why love is one of the deepest of “magics” in the wizarding world and our own.

Duration:00:31:53

Harry Potter And The Search For Meaning: Enter The Wizarding World

10/7/2019
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The Church has always looked to culture and the power of stories outside the Bible as a means to make sense of and digest the deepest ideas and questions about life. Whether it is the ancient tale of Beowulf or Tolkien and C.S. Lewis’s worlds of fantasy in these larger than life tales we wrestle with concepts of good and evil, life and death. For a generation of children and adults all over the world, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has filled them with the same questions and sense of...

Duration:00:31:33

The Walls Between Us

9/30/2019
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We all put up barriers and walls between us. Ho does Jesus teach us to tear down those walls? What does a story about two men from different walks of life and the afterlife show us about who is our neighbor? Listen for answers to these questions and more on this week's sermoncast from Missiongathering Charlotte.

Duration:00:30:21

Vision Sunday 2019

9/23/2019
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Missiongathering Charlotte is heading into our 5th year as a church. What does the future hold for us? How is God preparing us for the next step? How can we all be a part of something bigger than ourselves? Listen along to find the answers to these questions and more.

Duration:00:53:39

Good Old Mr. Grumbles

9/17/2019
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Jesus is hanging out with a group of people who all had made some pretty big mistakes in their lives. But the religious elites grumbled about it. So Jesus then tells a story about things that are lost being found. Listen along to Missiongathering Charlotte's Lead Pastor Andrew Shipley as he dives into these stories and more in this weeks sermoncast.

Duration:00:24:47

Dear God

9/17/2019
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"Dear God" released in 1986 by XTC, written by frontman Andy Partridge took the radio by storm. Causing religous boycotts and anti-religious fervor to break out in the US and UK. But in this song is the honest questions many of us have about faith in God and the problem of suffering. Listen along as Pastor Rich Vreeland of Missiongathering explores just what this controversial new wave hit can teach us all about God.

Duration:00:34:43

Friends In Low Places

9/3/2019
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So there is this story about Jesus going to a party put on by some rich guys. In that story might be the secret to learning how to navigate our current cultural divide. Listen along and be sure to let us know you are listening by visiting missiongathering.com/charlotte

Duration:00:35:59

The Never Ending Story

8/26/2019
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It seems like all we hear is bad news like the stories never seem to end how we want them to anymore. But there is a truth that stands out against all of the bad endings. The End of the Story in Acts provides us with an insight into how each new chapter contains a message of hope rooted in reality. Listen to the Final Chapter of The God Beyond Religion.

Duration:00:34:54

God Takes Pride In You

8/20/2019
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Pastor Yani Davis of Missiongathering Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pasadena CA delivers a special Charlotte Pride testimony to Missiongathering Charlotte NC.

Duration:00:25:49

How Can We Keep From Singing

8/12/2019
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How do we keep going on when the world seems like it is falling apart? How do we find hope in our dark night of the soul? Religion offers a lot options but sometimes it seems like they all fall short or are self-serving. The solution might just be beyond religion and much simpler than we ever thought possible. Watch this new video and find out more.

Duration:00:33:42

Faithful Disobedience

8/5/2019
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The Holy Spirit pushed Peter into new things, showed him that God does not show favoritism to one group or another. What lessons does that story hold for us? In what ways are our own religious dogmas keeping us from seeing the God Beyond Religion?

Duration:00:37:30

Blinded By The Light

7/29/2019
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Have you ever been frozen by anxiety over all the baggage your religion taught you? Have you deconstructed from that religious toxicity and now are looking for what comes next?

Duration:00:25:28

Faith Without Fences

7/25/2019
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Have you ever wondered if God plays favorites? Who does God love and who does God hate? Is everyone welcome or are some excluded? Find the answer to these questions and more.

Duration:00:29:51

The God Beyond Religion 4

7/15/2019
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The Early Church was not without conflict. In fact, one of the first was the neglect of a minority group amongst the early followers of Jesus not being fed. Every leader will let you down but those who are led by the Holy Spirit will exhibit 7 traits that mark them as seeking peace and reconciliation in the midst of conflict. Listen along as we take a deeper look beyond religion into what it means to be a Spirit Centered Leader.

Duration:00:37:24

GBR Week 3

7/8/2019
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The first followers of Jesus believed in signs and wonders. Healing was not only a part of their ministry but central to their calling. Listen along as Pastor Andrew breaks down how we are called to healing in a broken and hurting world.

Duration:00:38:56

God Beyond Religion Week 2

6/25/2019
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This week in the God Beyond religion Pastor Andrew Leads us through the first gathering of disciples after Pentecost and how they found a God even beyond the politics of their own time. Listen along and see how their story can teach us how to navigate a time of political extremism and find new hope in the role of the church.

Duration:00:28:19

The God Beyond Religion Part 1

6/19/2019
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Did you grow up in the "evangelism" obsessed 90's? Or maybe your church was all about classes on how to share your faith? But in the end, all you were telling people about was an angry God who needed to be appeased? So did Pastor Andrew. Listen along as he explores stories from the bible and his own life to find some really good news about the God Beyond Religion.

Duration:00:34:05

Sneaky Preachers in Sneakers

6/17/2019
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Preachers with expensive sneakers, churches that say the welcome everyone only to tell LGBT persons that they are unwelcome to serve or marry. Is this what Jesus would have wanted? Is this what unity he tried to give his followers? Answers to these questions and more from Pastor Rich Vreeland.

Duration:00:31:50

Pentecost 2019

6/17/2019
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Pentecost is every day may you begin to live a Spirit-filled life. Listen along, come taste and see!

Duration:00:16:04

Forgiveness, Passion, and Justice

5/21/2019
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We live in a world quick to anger, slow to forgive, and filled with injustice. As the Church, we must learn to live the life of Resurrection by finding a better way to live forgiveness in compassion and find a passion for justice that sees the spark of God in all living things. Listen with us as we learn how to live this life together.

Duration:00:39:06