In a world with its surplus of violence, how do we wage peace? How do we address and push back against the systemic violence in our nation and our cities? How do we address the pain and frustration caused by the larger forces that employ the violence of oppression, unjust laws, or racism? This is … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Assume?
When a typical person hears “covenant,” their mind goes to land use or building restrictions. So today the prophet Jeremiah is going to help us grasp and envision what this covenant thing looks like, and he paints a vivid and very personal picture. This picture is expressed in the loving … [Read more...] about Marriage Vows
If there was a fundamental belief in Protestantism that could serve as our mission statement, the cornerstone of our belief, it might be summed up by Ephesians 2: 8: “we are saved through no work of our own but only through the grace of God.” What does this mean for our journey through … [Read more...] about Unbreakable
Have you broken any of the commandments TODAY? In truth, we are destined to fail. It's inevitable. It's part of our human fabric. God promises to deliver us, to provide for us, to be with us. A covenant is a commitment by God, bound together in an unbreakable bond of love. In short, a covenant is … [Read more...] about Contracts and Covenants
An empty pot is an opportunity for God to fill us up, perhaps with the help of others in our community. Do you ever feel as if you have nothing to offer? That your pot is bare and dry? Such pain can be deeply humbling and leave us empty. But maybe that's not the worst place to be. Because God is … [Read more...] about Promises We Can’t Keep
After the flood, God made the biggest promise of all— to humanity, to the creatures we share this earth with, and to the earth itself: “I will never destroy you again.” Can we make the same promise to God? The corruption and violence God saw before Noah are still an ever-present part of life on … [Read more...] about A Global Guarantee