Mar 29, 2020
Here it is. The famous passage of St. Paul bidding the church to “speak the truth in love.” How has the recent pandemic changed how you talk to others? Are you being honest with yourself, with others, with your kids? It’s not easy this speaking the truth in love thing and yet Christ is...
Mar 22, 2020
When it comes to our own sin and shame, why do we reject the Pattern of Redemption found in Luke 15? Do we have some innate desire to pay for our own sin? Some primordial malfunction that rejects the kind of father Jesus describes? Maybe it’s just that his character of love is just so unfathomable to...
Mar 15, 2020
You’ve the exact opposite thing that God asks you to do. He says run south and you run north. He says love a people and you hate those people. He says repent and you keep on sinning. He says preach a sermon and you proclaim the least amount of information that might draw others toward God. He...
Mar 8, 2020
We are in a series this spring that draws on and highlights the patterns of redemption that God has done throughout history. As bees have patterns in their honeycomb, so God has ways of restoring and redeeming those who we might think don’t deserve it. The story of Namaan is one such example. He...
Mar 1, 2020
The story of Hosea and his wife Gomer, is one of the strangest narratives in all scripture. A prophet of God is commanded to go and take a wife of harlotry and bear children with her, even though she is repeatedly unfaithful. The story is heartbreaking; it’s beautiful; it’s tragic, but most of all,...