what i do on sundays
We all like the parable of the Good Samaritan, but what if we shouldn't? Turns out, the parable offers us some really really tough truths and wisdom. This week we rehear the parable and discover three scandalous things it offers us: the importance of drawing near, repaving roads, and finding God in things we don't like.
what does that ancient story about a guy named Naaman say to us today? turns out, a lot. it offers us a lesson on the importance of humility, on letting compassion guide us, and why God is sometimes silent.
on crossing lakes, naming our demons, and doing the only thing God wants us to do.
What do we do with those painful parts of our stories we don't want to be reminded of? As much as we want to find healing by leaving them behind, Jesus offers another way forward: we have to take it with us.
Advent is when we take time to ask ‘how am I supposed to show up on Christmas?’ If we look to the story of the Magi, the answer we find is we show up open, ready to change, grow, and become.
Advent is when we take time to ask ‘how am I supposed to show up on Christmas?’ If we look to the story of Mary and Joseph, the answer we find is we show up ready to risk everything by saying ‘yes’.
Whenever we see the phrase 'eternal life,' it's not talking about life after death, it's talking life before death. It’s talking about a life that's abundant, deep, and full.
This week it’s a sermon exploring how one of the things Jesus says we need to do to enter into that life is to 'look at our knuckles' and ask: what am I holding on to that I need to let go of?
Faith isn’t an intellectual thing. Its not believing in certain ideas, theologies, or doctrines. Faith is a matter of the heart. The question though: is what kind of hearts do we have - are our hearts soft, open, and daring or are they hard, closed, and fearful? The choice is ours.
in order to navigate this beautiful and terrible world, we need hope. but hope isnt blind optimism, it is a courageous act of faith that calls us step out and trust in the Spirit of Possibility.
One of the ways Jesus shows us how to human is by showing us the postures, dispositions, and rhythms that draw us deeper into a life that hums with reverence. One of those postures is rest but its not just any kind of rest, its a very particular kind of rest - a rest the writers of the bible call menuha.
On how what we wear matter, how clothes aren't the only thing we wear, and what Jesus has to do with all of that.
I tried wake-boarding and failed spectacularly. As I rumbled with the fear and shame failing brought, I remembered that the Jesus Tradition offers a different way to understand and think about failure. What if failure isn’t something to be avoided, but something to embrace?