One of These Days…

December 3, 2017
Sometimes I echo the words of Isaiah: "O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence-as when fire kindles…

What’s a Penny Worth?

November 19, 2017
Jesus told them that the widow's two pennies were worth more than the paper money given by big shots. But you can't buy much with a couple pennies. Can you?…

Inheriting What?

November 12, 2017
"Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions" (12:15). These are Jesus' words. This is the simple (simple?)…

Sell It All!?

November 5, 2017
The is one Jesus' most difficult parables: to live out, to interpret, to apply to contemporary culture. Does Jesus really want me to sell all I have and give it…

A Money Story

October 22, 2017
This begins a four-part stewardship series, all of them based on Jesus' parables on money/finances/possessions. To ignore what Jesus teaches about these subjects is to ignore a major part of…

Jonah’s Obedience

October 9, 2017
Finally, after being pitched around on a ship, tossed overboard, being swallowed by a fish, Jonah does what God asks: "The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second…

Jonah’s Prayer

October 9, 2017
Jonah's prayer defines Jonah's theology of God: "Those who worship vain idols forsake their true loyalty. But I, with the voice of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you what I have…

Jonah’s Flight

September 18, 2017
Poor old Jonah. He tries to avoid God's call, and if doesn't work out well: "But the Lord provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in…

This In-Between Time

September 8, 2017
Let's face it, Christians live in a "strange land." This place in which we live out of faith is "liminal" (like "missional," another word that won't go away). We are…

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