We Must Love One Another, or Die - Lent 2021
Through the season of Lent, we are taking a patient walk through 1 Corinthians 13. "We must love one another or die" may be more relevant to our day than any we can remember. This series is out to hold our feet to the fire to its centrality and its nature.
Never has something so central to our identity been so threatened by our circumstances.
All Things New
New year (could we hope for something better than the previous year?), new opportunities, new practices--both as individuals and we as a community. What has God made new in Christ which, in saying so, is made to last, made to hold us even if all remains the same as it ever was? In whatever ways we pivot to new things--whether chosen or not--what are those things God has made new upon which all else rests?
Advent 2020: O Come Let Us Adore Him
We feel more acutely in this bewildering season what is true of every season: anguish, anger--anything but adoration. But adoration is at the heart of what it means to believe in the One who was God Incarnate, and to adore Him is, among other responses, to bow before Him. For Advent we’ll be looking at texts all of which have someone coming to bow at the feet of Jesus--to worship and adore Him. This week we look at the Magi--the “magicians” like those we heard from in Daniel. What does their brief moment on the stage tell us about adoration?
Of Kings and Kingdoms - Daniel
This fall we turn to the book of Daniel. Of Kings and Kingdoms is our theme: his faithfulness to God in service to multiple foreign kings of multiple kingdoms, with the Kingdom that will outlast them all looming in his mind and anticipation.
It's more than a fiery furnace and lions den.