Hope! A most excellent week one for Surprised By Hope. Our reading and video helped wind us through the streets in our community. As we look out the window, we see that everyone is busy. Production is high, success is often the focus, our married couples are both facing challenging demands in trying to get […]
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Is our hope one in the future? Or should hope be in the present? How does this make us think about how we are to live in the world? Would you like to join a small group that enters into many of the questions of the mysteries of faith. This will be a six week […]
This article from Tony Jones asks the question, where have all of the Millennials gone? Interested in your thoughts? How are we called to respond? Bye-Bye Millenials(by Tony Jones)
What is it to inherit the kingdom? “For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat…Whatever you do to the least of these you do to me.” We talk a lot on Sunday’s about feeding others. I often ask about how we are making room for others at the table. To live into […]
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A new blog post from Shannon, and one that all of our young men and women should read. In a world that continues to try to lead you to happiness if… If you look like… If you buy …. If you do…. You are worth taking care of you. Thank you Shannon for another great […]
An insightful blog post that encourages us to be intentional in entering deeper within our relationship with God. From one of our own college students, Shannon Skelly. Great work Shannon!. How Do We Let Go?
Hebrews 3: 1-11 …if. While love is unconditional, to live into church as a verb has the conditional “if”. “If we hold firm the confidence and pride that belong to hope. Hope is something outside of ourselves. As is church. My favorite theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer–one who lived understanding that church is not an institution to […]
Hebrews 2:1-10 The pioneer is made perfect, how? I want to be careful how we understand suffering. One of the blessings of serving as a pastor is the amazing situations where we find God places us. From hospital rooms, times of loss, and real struggle–theological education did not prepare us with the right words or […]
John 6:1-14 In today’s lectionary reading, I can’t stop thinking about the trailer I saw yesterday for the documentary A Place at the Table. At the same time we participate in a land of abundance, how can it be that so many are hungry? What is our call as people of faith to address hunger? As […]