Sabbath as Resistance

August 13, 2023
In a society addicted to accomplishment and accumulation, the Sabbath is an act of resistance. A way of saying, enough. Pharaoh and his empire are alive and well. Like the…

Sabbath as Rhythm

August 6, 2023
In the Genesis story, God worked for six days, and then he rested on the Sabbath. In doing so, he built a rhythm into the fabric of creation. But over…
Every single one of us is hungry for approval. We’re all desperately hungry. This is the problem of righteousness. Righteousness means to be approved, to be accepted, to pass scrutiny. …

The Prodigal Son

July 23, 2023
This story emphasizes the father's graciousness more than the two sons' sinfulness and brokenness. We all have a home with God, both the sinner and the righteous. We are all…
The God of the universe has invested in each of us for our joy and His glory. Discovering and living into that investment provides us with what we’ve been searching…

Ask, Seek, Knock

July 2, 2023
How do we pray? That's what the disciples asked Jesus. Jesus responds by sharing this parable about a friend at midnight. When we take a closer look at this parable,…

The Good Samaritan

June 25, 2023
Jesus proposes a whole new way of living life. One that doesn’t think about ourselves first but thinks of others. The lawyer says, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus says, “Be…

Two Builders

June 18, 2023
Two builders hear the same words of Jesus, but only one puts them into action. Hearing and doing is the solid foundation of the wise man’s house. This builder has…

Seeds & Bread

June 11, 2023
Jesus tells two short stories to unpack what the Kingdom of God is all about. These two parables highlight the small beginnings and hiddenness of the Kingdom. Jesus encourages us…

How’s Your Dirt?

June 4, 2023
Jesus portrays his listeners as one of four soils, but only one is desired. The question is, “Are we that soil?” And if not, what do we need to do?