what i do on sundays
what do we begin and end our lives with? what are the things we keep going back to in order to gain worth, value, and place? in the miracle of jesus turning the water into wine, he shows there’s only one place we need to keep going back and forth to: joy.
a sermon on why god is like patrick swayze, on the difference between being willing and willful, and the most liberating truth you’ll ever hear.
on tomato sauce, the most important person you’ve never heard of, and why Jesus matters.
the parable of the rich fool just may be one of the most challenging teachings Jesus ever gave because it reminds us of a really tough truth: you cant buy or have your way into a meaningful existence.
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.