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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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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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Strength And Peace In The Presence Of Jesus

By: Laura Richardson

A Bay Area native, Laura now plants her feet in San Francisco and leads a Community Group in the Inner Sunset. Laura has been a part of the RSF community since 2010 and currently manages communications for a healthcare startup. She enjoys cooking with friends, seeking out sunshine, and running in Golden Gate Park. As […]

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Seeing The City in a New Light

By: Natalie So

Natalie So is a Bay Area native who lives in the Mission, where her community group is also based. She is the editor-in-chief of Edition Local and regularly profiles artists and craftspeople in the Bay Area. Alongside, she is a freelance writer, photographer, and art curator. She hopes that this prospering city will continue to […]

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Jesus Is Reality Beyond All Distractions

By: Jimmy Spencer

Jimmy grew up in the Bay Area and has been following Christ for four years. He has worked in professional sports for 12 years, currently doing NBA writing and radio for Fox Sports. He is also a senior product manager at a startup in San Francisco. He and his wife Heidi lead CG in Cow Hollow […]

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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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High School Ministry Interest Dinner

When: Thursday, June 9 | 7PM (RSVP Required)

Where: Reality SF HQ

As we shared at Annual Vision & Prayer in January, Reality SF hopes to launch a High School Ministry this fall! As one of the first steps in this process, we’re hosting a High School Ministry Interest Dinner for parents of high schoolers or current middle schoolers as well as for adults who are interested in volunteering with this ministry. We’ll spend […]

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Welcome to Reality Reception

When: Sunday, June 5 | after both gatherings

Where: Everett Courtyard & DPC Fellowship Hall

If you are new to our church, we invite you to attend our next Welcome to Reality reception. Our pastors will share about our vision and values as a church in San Francisco, and they’ll also offer some practical next steps for becoming involved at Reality. Our next 20-minute reception will be on Sunday, June 5th, after both morning […]

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Lecture on The Problem of Evil with Gerry Breshears

When: June 6 at 7PM (Doors at 6:30PM)

Where: Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores St)

Author, professor, and scholar Gerry Breshears will join us to lecture on what philosophers and theologians call “The Problem of Evil,” which involves questions like, “How can a good God allow suffering? What is God doing about evil? What can I actually count on Him for?” Dr. Breshears has been a professor of theology at […]

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All Church Prayer

When: Monday, June 20 | 7PM

Where: Reality SF HQ

Our next All Church Prayer gathering will be on Monday, June 20th, from 7 PM – 9 PM at the Reality SF offices. More about All Church Prayer: The first Monday of each month, we hold an All Church Prayer gathering that is open to our whole church. The purpose of these gatherings is to submit the key decisions […]

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The Suffering & Supremacy of God

Dave Dealy | Isaiah 52:13-53:12 | 48:41 | 22 May 2016

Dave Dealy speaks on how God took the world’s pain, evil, and injustice upon Himself in order to bring about ultimate restoration in Isaiah 52:13-53:12.

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The Hope & Plan of God

Dave Lomas | Isaiah 5; 11 | 46:12 | 15 May 2016

Dave Lomas speaks on the kind of community which God hopes to cultivate in order to bring about healing in the world in Isaiah 5; 11.

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Lecture on the Biblical Ordering of Justice with Mako Nagasawa

Mako Nagasawa | Various Passages | 1:09:10 | 9 May 2016

In our fourth lecture in the Year of Biblical Literacy Lecture series, writer and speaker Mako Nagasawa spoke on the different forms of restorative justice in the Bible and how they demonstrate God’s passion for redemption and life-giving relationships. He then applied these principles to the current issues of systemic racism in the U.S. justice system and mass incarceration […]

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The Pain & Anger of God

Dave Lomas | Isaiah 1; Hosea 1 | 47:27 | 8 May 2016

Dave Lomas speaks on the Biblical context, passion, and ultimate goals of the Old Testament prophets in Isaiah 1 and Hosea 1.

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Understanding Evil

Dave Lomas | Genesis 3:1 | 44:18 | 1 May 2016

Dave Lomas speaks on how the Bible addresses the problem of evil and suffering in our world in Genesis 3:1.

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Understanding Judgment

Dave Dealy | Isaiah 52 | 53:29 | 24 April 2016

Dave Dealy speaks on the Old Testament’s view of God as a good, patient, and merciful judge in Isaiah 52. (Includes The Bible Project‘s video, “The Gospel of the Kingdom.”)

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Understanding Love, Sex, and Marriage

Dave Lomas | Genesis 38 | 43:26 | 17 April 2016

Dave Lomas speaks on the sexual brokenness found in the Old Testament, which points to our own desperate need for God’s renewing grace in Genesis 38.  

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