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faith in community · 1d ago

Dirt

At this moment there is a small container of dirt in my office.It has to do with the children's message on Sunday.  Wracking my brain for an idea for the complicated gospel reading about the...
faith in community · 1d ago

Decisions Theology

Some people in my church just started an adult study of the Apostle's Creed.  A room full of Lutherans, we are studying a document we know pretty well, mining the depths of something simple....
faith in community · 2d ago

Close Encounters with Jesus: The Man Born Blind

John 9:1-41/ Lent 4 Year A            Dear friends in Christ, dear people of Grace, grace ...
faith in community · 1W ago

Close Encounters with Jesus: the Woman at the Well

Lent 3 Year AJohn 4:5-42                      It’s the longest recorded conversation Jesus had with anyone in any of the Gospels.              It is full of deep theology, humor, and human i...
faith in community · 2W ago

Details from the Woman at the Well

There are a lot of interesting details in the story of Jesus and the woman at the well.  And I love looking at details.  I don't know if it is my shady past as an English major, or my love o...
faith in community · 3W ago

Evangelical

It was Saturday morning.  I was drinking coffee and having a breakfast sandwich in a local...
faith in community · 3W ago

Close Encounters with Temptation

Matthew 4:1-11            One thing you can say for sure about the devil:  he shows up.   ...
faith in community · 4W ago

This is What We Came For

Transfiguration 2017  year ABased on Matthew, Chapter 17            Being new to Texas, I ...
faith in community · 1M ago

Circling the Building, Before Lent Begins

Every morning I take my dog on a walk around my apartment complex.  Sometimes we go a little further, venturing outside the gate and down the street.  But we always make the circle around th...
faith in community · 1M ago

A Pause to Notice

Sometimes you just have to stop for a moment and look.I did that one day this week.  I looked out the window and I saw an eagle soaring, and I just focussed on that eagle for awhile.  I watc...