Genuine Hospitality

August 25, 2017
We say, "We're a friendly congregation," which is probably more true than not. But the hospitality Jesus practiced reached out to the "least of these." We reach out to one…
"Missional", an idea that just won't go away. It's persistent. I keep hearing the word used and not only in Menno circles and often by millenials. Weird. Sound like Gamaliel…

Sent To…August 13, 2017

August 17, 2017
Mormons are sent. They are the fastest growing religion, outside of the Amish (who are not sent). So what are they doing that we're not, and it's more that a…
On the other side of Easter, we look at a text before Easter.  In John 13, Jesus instructs the disciples how they are to conduct their lives after his exit:…

Done Waiting

April 16, 2017
The Marys, then Peter and John, arrive at the tomb feeling lost, confused, disillusioned, afraid.  But precisely there, God meets them, revealing the great mystery of the Christian faith: a…

Waiting

April 2, 2017
The lectionary texts for today have to do with the spirit breathing new life: in Ezekiel 37, spirit breathes life into bones; in John, Jesus breathes out the powerful words,…

Restoration Project

March 26, 2017
"Restoration" is the theme for Lent 2017.  Human restoration often requires acknowledgment of personal weaknesses and foibles.  Jesus is willing to restore our sight and make new creations of us.  In this…

Water From Rocks

March 12, 2017
The desert is a hot place, the worst place to be without water.  In Israel, to be without water very long is to die.  To be parched in a hot…
What is your greatest fear?  Seems to me that maybe humans share one great fear, but I won't disclose that now, only say that the answer is found, I think,…

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