Join us for our September Sermon Series
The Wisdom Pyramid
Based on the book by Brett McCracken. A six-week series will challenge us to increase our intake of enduring, trustworthy sources of wisdom, like the Bible, while moderating our consumption of less reliable sources such as social media and the internet.
With the quick tap of a finger, we can access an endless stream of addictive information―sports scores, breaking news, political opinions, streaming TV, the latest Instagram posts, and much more. Accessing information has never been easier―but acquiring wisdom is increasingly difficult.T his six-week series, inspired by the book The Wisdom Pyramid by Brett McCracken, will challenge us to increase our intake of enduring, trustworthy sources of wisdom (like the Bible) while moderating our consumption of less reliable sources (like the Internet and social media).
Sept. 5 — An Epistemological Crisis
Sept. 12 — Alexa, Google, and Siri?
Sept. 19 — Wisdom Whispers to Us
Sept. 26 — What A Wonderful World
Oct. 3 — The Gift of Comunity
Oct. 10 — Wisdom’s Daily Bread
In our worship services, we are exploring a series of sermons that are encouraging us to look at what we are feeding our souls. To help you to take action on what we are learning together, we are inviting you to join us in actively revamping our consumption of information over the next 30 days.
Unlike many healthy eating plans that tell you what not to eat, this wisdom challenge is less about what not to do and more about what to do.
Here’s how it will work:
Our Sermon series, The Wisdom Pyramid, inspired by Brian McCraken’s book of the same name, presents six sources of wisdom: Internet and Social Media, Books, Music/Movies/Museums, Nature, Church and The Bible.
In the list below you will find five optional activities listed under each source of wisdom.
During the 30 days of the challenge, September 12th– October 11th, try to accomplish at least two of the five options in each category.
Share photos and reflections about your journey in this challenge by emailing us (send to firstname.lastname@example.org) or share your insights with others and spread the Wisdom30 challenge by posting on the Washington Street UMC Facebook and Instagram pages with the tag #Wisdom30.