What the Master did with Time, October 14, 2018, Mark 5 The Message (MSG)

It’s pretty easy for us to remember that as disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to give ten percent of our money for God’s ministry.  The stewardship season always focuses upon the financial aspect of our life, but there is more to being a steward – a caregiver – someone holding resources in trust for another…

World Communion Sunday, October 7, 2018, Mark 10:2-16

In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds*. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year. The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is …

I Am The Greatest?, September 23, 2018, Mark 9:30-37

Proper 20B/Ordinary 25B/Pentecost 18 30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32But […]

This Teaching is Difficult, August 26, 2018, John 6:56-69

56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they […]

Toy Box Faith: Lite Brite, July 29, 2018, Genesis 1:1-5, Matthew 5:13-16

Whither it is lightbulbs or anything else in our life, change can be challenging.  As we continue to move into a different political reality in the United States, the church finds itself in shifting theological territory. Change is not something that the church, a giant multifaceted institution, handles very well.