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How to Interpret Paul & the Epistles

By: Reality SF

As we continue in the Year of Biblical Literacy, we will be providing a few hermeneutic (the art of interpreting the Bible) tools to help you engage with Scripture in your personal reading and also communal settings. This piece walks through five important and fundamental aspects to Paul and the Epistles, which are outlined below. The […]

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How to Interpret The Prophets

By: Reality SF

As we continue in the Year of Biblical Literacy, we will be providing a few hermeneutic (the art of interpreting the Bible) tools to help you engage with Scripture in your personal reading and also communal settings. This piece written on The Prophets walks through five important and fundamental aspects to The Prophets, which are […]

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Reading the Bible as a Whole

By: Reality SF

As we continue in the Year of Biblical Literacy, we will be providing a few hermeneutic (the art of interpreting the Bible) tools to help you engage with Scripture in your personal reading and also in communal settings. This piece focuses on how to read the Bible as a whole and walks through various ways […]

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Invitation from the Leaders of Race Intensive 1.0

By: Reality SF

At Race Intensive 1.0, individuals will participate in two weeknight gatherings with people of their same racial background before uniting in a larger, shared Saturday event. The goal of these separate gathering spaces is to allow the safety to speak freely, confess, lament, and ask questions. Each of these race-specific gathering spaces are being led and […]

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Journey Through John Blog Series

By: Reality SF

The disciple John was a masterful storyteller, sharing about Jesus in a way that appealed to the Jewish and Greek audiences of his time. John was able to use the cultural understandings of the day to convey the reality of who Jesus was. But what about our modern context here today? How is Jesus is being made […]

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Redeemed Heart Blog Series

By: Julie Barrios

The following blog series is meant to help guide us in posturing our hearts to invite the Holy Spirit into some of our most shadowed experiences. As followers of Christ we are all called to live a holy life as Christ is holy. Sadly, oftentimes we can focus more on our outward behavior than on […]

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Wisdom for Charity Blog Series

By: Reality SF

Wisdom isn’t selfish. The good life that she enables us to live is one of mercy, sacrifice and generosity, loving our neighbors as ourselves. It is a life of charity, defined as benevolent goodwill toward others. This 5-part blog series, appearing every other Friday beginning on April 11th, will focus on various elements of wisdom as […]

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Sabbath Blog Series

By: Reality SF

One of the best parts of being in school was the summer. As a kid you looked forward to the freedom of summer, the carefree nature of sleeping in as long as you wanted, going to the beach or lake, spending time in the sun, or just being with little to no responsibilities, knowing the […]

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Inviting Jesus Into My Everyday Reality

By: Brenna Esparza

Brenna has lived in San Francisco for 6 years and has been a part of Reality SF since 2010, attending the Alamo Squared (Alamo 2) Community Group. Currently, she lives in the Lower Haight with her husband, Jake, and works as a pediatric ICU nurse at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. She enjoys […]

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Discovering The Truth Of Jesus

By: Eugene Kim

Eugene is an East Coast native who jumped around various parts of the country before finding his home in San Francisco in 2013. Prior to his arrival in the city, he spent three years with the organization Invisible Children and is now the Warehouse Manager for FiveStars. In his free time, Eugene enjoys fiddling around with photography, playing music, […]

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Year-End Giving Campaign

When: December 2016

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As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to ask you to prayerfully consider giving a special year-end gift to Reality SF. We have big plans for 2017, including our Ministry Center redesign, and your gift could help us not only end this year strongly, but also propel us into the exciting plans we have for next year. You […]

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Year of Biblical Literacy

When: 2016

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This year our church is going through something called the Year of Biblical Literacy to engage with the Bible. To learn more and follow along, visit our Year of Biblical Literacy website, bible.realitysf.com

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Ministry Center Campaign

When: Nov & Dec 2016

Where: Reality SF HQ (1504 Bryant St.)

One of our big dreams has been to have a physical space in San Francisco where our church can minister out of and also invite others into. We already have a plan for a complete reconfiguration and redesign of our current headquarters on Bryant Street, and we are ready to move forward next year. To learn about […]

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Holiday Helpers

When: Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 18, & Jan 1

Where: Everett Middle School & Dolores Park Church

Holiday plans take many of our regular volunteers out of the city, and we as a community want to bless these faithful folks by stepping in where needed. So are you here over the holidays? If so, we need your help making our gatherings happen at Everett Middle School, Dolores Park Church, and Congregation Sherith Israel (for […]

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Advent Song & Prayer Night

When: Monday, Dec 5 | 7PM

Where: Dolores Park Church

Family and friends: join us for this seasonal All Church Prayer gathering on Monday, December 5th! Advent Song & Prayer Night will help orient our hearts toward the longing and waiting posture of the Advent season. We will sing, pray, and reflect on the long-awaited promise of the Messiah, which is fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord. The location […]

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Local Ministry Training

When: Saturday, Dec 10 | 9:30AM - 12PM

Where: Reality SF HQ

Our Local Ministry department exists to serve San Francisco by volunteering with some amazing local ministries who are already deeply connected relationally with communities in our city. We desire to be exceptional volunteers, prepared with wisdom and postured in humility and hospitality in order to serve well. We believe that effective urban ministry is communal; therefore, we […]

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Morning Mingle

When: Dec 18 | 9:30AM-10:30AM

Where: Everett Middle School Family Room

Community is key in the Christian life, and it is especially important when you’re bringing up kids. As our Kids Ministry motto goes, “It takes a village.” That’s why The Village is hosting a relaxed and informal space for families who are either new to Reality SF or to parenthood to meet others in a similiar stage of […]

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Lecture on Public Faith in a Cultural Moment with Os Guinness

When: December 12 at 7PM (Doors at 6:30PM)

Where: Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores St)

We are very excited to welcome author, social critic, and international speaker Os Guinness for our eleventh Year of Biblical Literacy lecture on Monday, December 12th! This will be our last lecture in the Year of Biblical Literacy Lecture Series, and to round out the year, Os Guinness will speak on public faith in our current cultural moment. All year, we have been […]

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Christmas Eve Service

When: Saturday, Dec 24 | 6PM

Where: Congregation Sherith Israel

Come one, come all, and be of good cheer! Reality San Francisco will host a special Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, December 24th, at 6PM at Congregation Sherith Israel. There will be singing of traditional Christmas carols, plus a reading and reflection on the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ our Lord. Invite your family, […]

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Humility & Unity

Dave Dealy | Romans 12:3-8 | 41:09 | 27 November 2016

Dave Dealy speaks on the Apostle Paul’s encouragement of humility and unity among God’s people as they use their God-given gifts to bring blessing and renewal to the world in Romans 12:3-8. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Transformative Renewal

Dave Lomas | Romans 12:1-2 | 40:47 | 20 November 2016

Dave Lomas speaks on how we can move beyond the influence of our surroundings and be transformed into people more like Jesus in Romans 12:1-2. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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The Exclusive Paul

Tim Mackie | Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 1 Corinthians 6:15-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16-21 | 45:00 | 13 November 2016

Tim Mackie speaks on the clear boundary markers of faithfulness to King Jesus which Paul established for the multi-ethnic, multicultural people of God. (This sermon is essentially part 2 of “The Inclusive Paul,” which we highly recommend watching or listening to first for context.) Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Lecture on the Early Church & Politics with Tim Mackie

Tim Mackie | | 1:32:53 | 7 November 2016

In our tenth lecture in the Year of Biblical Literacy Lecture Series, pastor, professor, and co-founder of The Bible Project Tim Mackie lectured on the Bible’s view of political power and how the church can influence society for the better. Q&A followed. Tim referenced various Scriptures on the screen throughout the lecture and Q&A, so we highly recommend watching […]

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The Inclusive Paul

Tim Mackie | Romans 1:1-4; Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:26-28; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Colossians 3:11 | 45:32 | 06 November 2016

Tim Mackie speaks on how the Apostle Paul formed new, ethnically diverse communities based on the love of God and allegiance to the risen King Jesus. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Slow Church (We Value Rootedness)

Dave Lomas | John 15:1-17 | 48:49 | 30 October 2016

Dave Lomas speaks on Reality SF’s value of rootedness in John 15:1-17. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Sunday Candy (We Value Hospitality)

Dave Lomas | Romans 12:9-13; Hebrews 13:2; Matthew 25:41-46 | 51:34 | 23 October 2016

Dave Lomas speaks on Reality SF’s value of hospitality in Romans 12:9-13, Hebrews 13:2, and Matthew 25:41-46. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video (Note: This sermon contains a live recording of “Sunday Candy” by Chance the Rapper from his 2015 Saturday Night Live performance.)

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