Stories Jesus Told - Washing Feet

April 24, 2018

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.  

Stories Jesus Told - the New Israel

April 10, 2018

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?

Easter Sunday 2018

April 3, 2018

What does resurrection and new life look like for us? 

Our Insecurities Hinder our Prayers

March 26, 2018

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? 


Making Prayer Something We Value

February 26, 2018

Our lives run a gammut of responsibilities - how do we fit prayer in, or more importantly, come to see prayer as something powerful and valuable and worth fighting for the time for? 

God in the Chaos

January 8, 2018

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.  


A Determination that Calls for Love

January 2, 2018

The story of advent is a story that unmakes all other stories, and then gives us all an entirely new - and unexpected - story to tell.  How can we always be learning as we lean into new ideas and new things and new ways of experiencing reality.  

A Discovery that Calls for Faithfulness

December 18, 2017

Jack now is tasked with explaining Christmastown to Halloween town - but how can he?  Or how can he faithfully represent this new thing in a way that the folks in Halloweentown will understand?  Which leads us to the same questions for ourselves...

A Discovery that Calls for Joy

December 11, 2017

Jack experiences an uncontrollable joy in his discovery of Christmas town - as if everything he's ever waited for and wanted has come true in this new place.  That sort of Joy should be a part of our own journeys and experiences, especially during advent, as we anticipate the coming of Jesus.