As part of our Lenten Seeking series, this Sunday we examine “This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us” by Cole Arthur Riley. St. Peter’s has experienced the writings of Cole Arthur Riley through her online platform Black Liturgies. Learn more about Arthur Riley’s journey as we watch a powerful interview with the author and then highlight a few sections from her book. In this indelible work of contemplative storytelling, Arthur Riley invites us to descend into our own stories, examine our capacity to rest, wonder, joy, rage, and repair, and find that our humanity is not an enemy to faith but evidence of it. At once a compelling spiritual meditation, a powerful intergenerational account, and a tender coming-of-age narrative, “This Here Flesh” speaks potently to anyone who suspects that our stories might have something to say to us.
About our Lenten Seeking Series:
This year, St. Peter’s is living into Lent through the theme of Seeking. Throughout his ministry, Jesus encounters people who are seeking: a new beginning, a different life, a deeper faith. In these interactions, an unveiling often occurs—assumptions are disrupted, a new perspective is revealed, mystery grows.
Like the characters in our Lenten scriptures, we are also seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, balance. We are seeking our calling, the sacred, and how to live as a disciple. By focusing on this theme, we can unpack big questions in ways that are honest and faithful. Asking ourselves often: What am I seeking? What is God seeking?
To do that, it makes sense to spend some time with all-star seekers! Join Rev. Sarah as she dives into the writings and other resources of faith leaders are seeking a closer connection with God and neighbor in imaginative and authentic ways. These sessions will feature different approaches and formats, from presentations to small group conversations.
All are welcome to join in-person or on Zoom. Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 848 5098 7888; Passcode: 809178