God speaks to our weariness through Jesus. We are caught up in a system of acquisition and achievement, and everybody’s rated and graded and stratified and we’re giving out medals…you’re on the top or bottom, you’re upper, you’re middle, you’re lower, all based on acquisition and achievement. We find ourselves as the human race […]Read More A Word to be Heard
Actually sent this out yesterday, but realized hours later that my upload was scrambled and what I posted was not what I envisioned. Here is the correct post, and I am sorry for those who may have tried to read what I sent yesterday. Anyhow, here is my post, hoping to get another out later […]Read More The People in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light
We don’t have to swim in the sea of empire like a bloodthirsty shark. We don’t have to sink in the sea of empire like a drowning victim. We can walk with Jesus and stay above it all because Jesus is Lord!! Winners and losers are false categories for Christians. We are not […]Read More It’s Going to be Alright
Keeping it light today, we’ll get more heavy into this later on, but we are going to dive deep into those waters Jesus walked on so long ago. The very next night after the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus is doing another of his great miracles. He’s fed the masses, escaped those same masses […]Read More Lord of All
Five days after the crowds waved their palms and cried their hosannas as he entered Jerusalem, Jesus was on trial. The Prince of Peace had come, but they didn’t want a prince of peace, they wanted a hero. They wanted a hero. Like Barrabas. Mel Gibson misrepresented Barrabas. He got Barrabas all wrong. Barrabas was […]Read More They Wanted a Hero
I’ve been working my way through the gospel of Luke, now we are into chapter 19. Ever since chapter 9, Luke has been retracing the final journey of Jesus to Jerusalem. From right after the transfiguration in chapter 9 to the triumphal entry at the end of chapter 19, Jesus is on a journey from […]Read More Little Rich Man
Luke 9:51 is a very important demarcation point in the gospel of Luke. It almost seems as though it should be the start of a new chapter. It is from this point that Jesus begins his final journey to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51 to the triumphal entry in the middle of Luke 19, 10 […]Read More Winners and Losers
Strolling through Gospel of Luke during this season of advent as we wait for the coming of Messiah, the Christ. I want to meet Jesus, and I mean really meet Jesus, beginning right now in this season of advent. I want to be reintroduced to this story that saves the world, I want […]Read More Who???
Happy All Saints day!! A message today about coming out of the darkness and into the light. How do we know it is no longer night, but the new day has finally dawned? When we can look into the face of any other person, and know that we seeing our own sister or brother… Beloved, I […]Read More So, You think you Love God?
I’m doing something a little different today. I’m going to try to make a point about reading words on a page versus having a spoken conversation. I’ve begun reading a book by Eugene Peterson (he of “The Message” Bible translation) called “Reversed Thunder – The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination“, and many […]Read More Reading Out Loud