Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Rise and Fall of the Prodigal Empire

Text: Luke 15: 11-31 (the Parable of the Prodigal Son) During Lent, we journey to Jerusalem with Jesus. This can feel like a dark season because it ends in Jesus’ death. But the path is illuminated by the light of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

God is like . . .

Text: 1 John 4: 7-21 (God is Love) “Let’s talk about love.” That’s the title of a mega-platinum album released by Celine Dion in 1997 and of a single from that album written by Bryan Adams. It’s also how I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Contemplation via catastrophe

Text: Luke 4:1-13 (Jesus tempted in the wilderness) Lent is supposed to be a season of silence, fasting, and prayer. As in today’s story of Jesus in the wilderness, we are invited to spend the 40 days and nights of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Deeper truths

Text: Luke 6: 17-26 (the beatitudes and woes) Why do we value truth? Doesn’t lying help one gain power, fame, and fortune? Lying sometimes plays a part in politics, and racism provides an illustration. Most of us believe that no … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment