The Journey of Advent: Joy (12.2.18)

We begin our Advent series this week with joy. Look at Luke 1:39-45 with us as find joy through Mary and Elizabeth, even in the midst of uncertainty.

The Journey of Advent

The stories leading up to and immediately after Jesus’ birth involve a lot of coming and going. Relatives make the trek to share joy about their shocking pregnancies. About-to-be parents travel to ancestral homes and then flee as refugees. Unexpected visitors arrive from a unknown land. In the midst of all of these journeys we […]

The Parables of Jesus: The Wounded Traveler (11.25.18)

What if we would look at the parable of The Good Samaritan from a different perspective? What if we would enter in to the story from the perspective of the wounded traveler? Would that change what we think of this story? What could we learn about our enemies?

The Parables of Jesus: The Mustard Seed and the Yeast (11.18.18)

This week we studied Jesus’ teaching from Matthew 13:31-35, the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast. We discovered that these two very short stories teach us much about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom shows up through ordinary things, is one of abundant potential, and involves our action and trust.

The Parables of Jesus: Lost sheep, coin and sons (10.21.18)

We began a new series this Sunday on the Parables of Jesus. This week, we read through Luke 15, reading the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. These stories remind us to be people who remain attentive and people who celebrate. Listen here to find out how.

Renew: Who are you becoming? (10.14.18)

How do we become wise navigators of this complex, nuanced world? Listen here as we take a walk through the gospel of Luke, learning from how Jesus navigated the world around him.

The Parables of Jesus

Many of the parables of Jesus are well known, even making their way into popular culture. We have “Good Samaritan” laws, and Hallmark continues to turn out stories about a “prodigal” son or daughter who’s finally come home (or so I’ve heard). But as is often the way with Jesus, there is more to explore […]

Renew: Who are you becoming? (10.7.18)

This week, we looked at Luke 9:1-6, where Jesus sends out the 12 disciples, giving them power and authority to do some pretty amazing things. We know that God has given us that same power and authority. God invites us to be people who reimagine, risk and rest in God’s provision.

Renew: Who are you becoming? (9.30.18)

A renewed self means that we look and act more and more like Jesus. This week, we we talked about how Jesus compels us to be people who show up. What does that look like? We’ll explore that together. Listen here.