Feb 21 – Promises, Promises – Luke 13: 31-35

Promises, Promises Luke 13: 31-35 How many times have you been promised something, only to find the promises aren’t kept, they don’t come true? Promises used to mean something, they were sacrosanct, they were inviolate, they carried with them a guarantee. Today, promises aren’t usually worth anything, they seem to get broken all the time….

Feb 7 – The Face of Change – Luke 9: 28-36

You know, its really something when we say a person is the face of a particular thing. Donatella Versace is the of Givenchy’s fall/winter 2015 campaign. Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in a new campaign. Dylann Roof is the face of terrorism Americans should fear most. LeBron James is the face of…

Jan 31 – Speak Up – Jeremiah 1: 4-10

Our culture has taken a turn, and not necessarily for the better. It seems to me we are crowding lots of voices together and the ensuing cacophony threatens to drown out competing voices and understandings. Of course, its an election year and that adds a huge dimension to the already overcrowded conversation. Beyond all that,…

Jan 17 – Times, They Are A-Changin’ – John 2: 1-11

Bob Dylan is an artist who has filled our consciousness with lyrics and commentary on social upheaval and change from his very beginnings. In 1963 he wrote a little song which has become a symbol for counter-cultural radical change, “Times, They Are A-Changin’” The first verse is prophetic in nature and seems to portend change…