People sometimes wonder why we do Enlighten Up. It’s not a series with immediate practical value for your Christian life. It doesn’t teach theology or Bible or prayer or evangelism–at least not directly. Rather, it’s meant to accomplish something wider and deeper: to celebrate and learn from the wide diversity of gifts and callings, many of which have no direct place in the church, but all of which are very much part of what God cares for. The glory of God is displayed in his people, as they do his work with love and passion. In music, medicine, sports, astronomy, science, business–and in many, many more endeavors–God’s splendor shows. The public is invited to attend every Sunday evening throughout the summer.
This is our eighteenth summer series, in which we ask Christians from a wide variety of backgrounds to talk about their work and their passion. EnlightenUp! tries to widen our view of what God is doing in the world. He works through people–and people whose passions and callings are as distinct as a million snowflakes. These summer lectures are relaxed and relaxing–a wonderful event for inviting friends and neighbors.