Happenings and perspectives from Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor

Here you can find news, articles and resources of all sorts from our first few years as a Blue Ocean Faith congregation. As we enter our third year, we look forward to adding many new posts. Enjoy!

Michigan Public Radio Interview on Stateside with Cynthia Canty

Ken Wilson and Emily Swan were interviewed on Michigan Public Radio’s Stateside with Cynthia Canty. Listen to their 12 minute interview here. The interview gives an excellent summary of the birth of Blue Ocean Faith, Ann Arbor, and the values that hold us together. “We do what families do. We say that what we have in common is more important than what divides us.” – Ken... read more

Ken Wilson’s Response to Tim Keller’s review of A Letter to My Congregation

Check out Ken Wilson’s response to well-known pastor Tim Keller’s recent book review of A Letter to My Congregation along with Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian. Wilson addresses important gaps in Keller’s review. He speaks to their differences on the role of experience, the value of applying Roman’s 14 to this situation, and what makes a disputable matter.

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Evangelical Scholar, J.R. Daniel Kirk, on Ken Wilson’s Sermon to City Church, S.F.

J.R. Daniel Kirk is the author of Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul? and Unlocking Romans. He did his work at Duke under Richard Hays. Kirk attends City Church in San Francisco where he heard Ken Wilson speak recently on Romans 14.  Read the first of two posts by this evangelical New Testament scholar on Ken’s sermon, re-posted with permission in the Third Way... read more

Announcing the opening of Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor

Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor (BOFA2) will hold its first “open to the public” service at 11 a.m. on February 8, 2015 in the Social Hall of St. Clare’s Episcopal in Ann Arbor, Mich. The church has been meeting with founding members and friends for several weeks in preparation for this Sunday’s first official service.
The church is grounded in the Christian tradition but has an approach to worship and involvement that is unique in several ways that the pastoral team hopes will provide a welcome home to those who have felt distanced or rejected by some aspects of religious institutions. BOFA2 is part of a growing affiliation of churches known as Blue Ocean Faith.

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