If Paul's assertion that Faith, Hope and Love are all that we have left, what does it mean to have faith? What should our faith be in? Jesus gives us a surprising answer, and an answer that changes how we interact with the rest of the world.
Who picked up the check when Jesus and his crew (the actual greek word is "posse") sat down and ate? Who bankrolled these people roaming through Galilee? It was women, and some very interesting ones at that. This mothers day come hear how liberating and different Jesus' kingdom was from that of Herods.
Jesus comes to us with a story about a certain kind of Kingdom - a kingdom that's made up of a certain kind of people. The story of the feet washing is a story of how we become that kind of people, and why it's important that we do.
We're used to the stories that Jesus taught, but what about the story that Jesus lived out? How were the actions of Jesus a kind of story that he lived as well, and how can we be careful about the stories our lives our telling?
When we imagine God as the angry father, or the disappointed authority figure, of course we are afraid to go to him in prayer. How can we move towards knowing God as faithful and loving, and then pray like he is?
Ancient Israel formed and molded it's creation story around the chaos they experienced in the destruction of Jerusalem and their exile. What does what they believed - and what Genesis teaches - about God's role in creation have to do with the ordering of our lives today, and how do we move into the chaos that's so unsettling.