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…
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,…
"For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?  Or what will they give in return for their life?"  (Matthew 16:26).  So what's…

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