A Feast For All People

Luke 22:14-20 (NRSV) According to a traditional Hebrew story, Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and travel, coming toward him. Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited him into his tent. There he washed...

God’s Work, Our Hands

Second Corinthians 9:6-8 (NRSV) Every year, as we begin rolling out our stewardship campaign, I take at least one Sunday to weigh in on the subject of our needs and your money. Actually, our needs and our money, since the pledge that Pam and I give will also be part...

What’s My Line?

Mark 8:27-30 (NRSV) I’m sure some of you will remember the old TV game show, What’s My Line? It was one of my old favorites as a kid. It was on the air from 1950 to 1967 and ran for 876 episodes altogether before syndication. According to Wikipedia, it was the longest...

The Living Church

Psalm 84 (NRSV) One way or another, I’ve been a part of the church all my life and I have great affection for it. I love our times of worship in all the various seasons of the year: the great music, spiritual inspiration and fellowship that takes place when we come...

Finding Delight in Action

James 1:19-27 (The Message) Today is Labor Day Sunday. It is another one of those “cultural” Sundays. Like Mother’s & Father’s Days, Independence Day and Thanksgiving. These are Sundays that have come to us through our culture, rather than through our faith or...