don’t be so darn selfish about worship. It is not always about what you like, but where you can find God. The worship service is not just about you but is about a community gathering together to find and encounter God and that will vary for every person. What may not speak to you may speak strongly to someone right next to you and part of being a community is celebrating the different ways God reaches and speaks to us.Read More
The covenant with Abraham goes before Sinai, before the law, and reminds us the God is the God of Isaac and Ishmael. There is a universal connection with such a covenant that can open things up.Read More
Yes, we all tend to make bad decisions from time to time getting in the way of the process. Sometimes they are really, really bad decisions, but the potentiality is still there to grow in the divine.Read More
Trying to exist in such a world, with such systemic sin. It is something that we cannot avoid no matter how hard we may try. The point is that sin is bigger than simply the individual and effects us all at many different walks of life. And we, as Christians should call out sin as what it is.Read More
Sin can be an individual thing, a breaking of relationships with God and others. That is not good and makes everyone sad.
Sin can also be a social thing, a sense of not living with the ordering of the reign of God (or as Yoder might say, with the grain of the universe).Read More
First, Sabbath is different then just getting a day off. It is finding that time to reconnect, recharge, and perhaps most importantly finding balance or harmony with one’s relationships. These relationships include those with the family, those with creation, those with the community, that with the self, and that with God. When it is put that way it seems kinda important, doesn’t it?Read More