Adaptability

Those who follow Jesus embody fluidity, adaptation, and collaboration. It’s what we call the third-culture way. Adaptable to changing circumstances. To challenging cultures. To complex crises and problems. If there’s one quality that matters most to the fate of the...

The Wedding in Cana

John 2:1-11 (NRSV) The Wedding in Cana is one of the more familiar stories in the Bible, partly because it is the source of the “water into wine” miracle that most everyone knows about, and partly because somewhere along the line, the church decided that all weddings...

Paying Homage

Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV) The story is told of Magi who came from the east looking for a child born King of the Jews. They claimed to have seen a star at its rising and had come to the conclusion it portended a momentous birth; a birth that warranted a long journey, a...

New Year’s Resolution

O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things … Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound...