Jesus sends his disciples out into the world with this promise: Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Hospitality is the mark of the church; we receive everyone as though they were Christ himself— it is our business, it’s what we do. (Video)
Every single Easter story in the Bible has fear and confusion and doubt. It seems as if it is impossible to have faith in the resurrected Jesus without also having doubts— and that … that’s okay. (see video)
Good morning. A friend of mine challenged me to do a sermon while cooking, so I accept the challenge. Today we’re having fish for breakfast. (see video)
Yesterday, out of the blue, an old friend 500 miles away, sent me a text message—just wanted to send greetings, she said. We hadn’t been in touch for over two years.
Here’s a God question for you,a question God puts to you:“Mortal,” God calls you, “can these bones live?” I’ve been thinking about the prophet Ezekiel,prophesying to that valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37.And I’ve been thinking about these dry, anxious, fearful timeswe’re living in. We are all anxious right now,whether you feel it or not—because I’m not talking about a feelingbut something more like a state of being.We’ve been threatened by something we can’t see,a virus, a danger we don’t know...