What We Do

Online Liturgy

Our online spirituality enables us to worship God in a variety of ways to affect the way we relate to God, the creation, marginalized people groups, and our culture. We use many forms of liturgy to communicate these ideals.


Our meetups are spontaneous events where we engage in spiritual conversations, art, music, and cultural exchange. These gatherings can take place in a church, a bar, a home, or even a public space such as a park.

Previous Meetups

Who We Are

A reconciling community of friends living out faith in a multi-cultural context.

​Our spirituality is grounded in the Christian sacred writings, and we celebrate the diversity within all Christian tradition throughout the world.

​We see the world as a spiritual place, and incorporate artistic elements such as painting, music, sacred silence, poetry, film, as well as traditional liturgical elements from the past and present.

​We believe that God has spoken through the Bible and the created order. We acknowledge that a tension between the known and the unknown exists and there will be questions about God and faith that are not easily answered. For this reason we welcome and embrace spiritual curiosity as we seek answers together.

Jimi Calhoun
Lead Pastor
Julaine Calhoun
Lead Pastor
Robert Watson-Hemphill
Pastor of Spiritual Formation

Latest Articles

What does dignity mean?

In August 2021 a film was released titled Respect. The movie chronicles the ascent of American recording superstar Aretha Franklin’s journey from a young child singing in her father’s church to international fame. The film’s title comes from a song written by Otis Redding, and later popularized by the late great ‘Queen of Soul’. The song’s lyrics ask two questions that are relevant to our topic.

Everyone Should Have a Stake in It

What follows is a parable I use at Bridging that was recently published in The Coracle, the magazine of the Iona Community. Imagine that you are the largest cattle rancher in the state of Texas. Your daughter has been in California for the past two years, attending the University of California, Berkeley.

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Micah 6:8 reads, "What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" NIV.
Pursuing faith in the midst of mystery, spreading kindness rather than judgment, and welcoming strangers are all examples of Bridging Austin spirituality.