Scripture: Romans 13:8-14 The Apostle Paul invites us to reflect not just on the rules that bind us in community, but also how we might test those rules, making sure that we are walking in the Way of Jesus, and building up the neighbor. In a time when we need to reflect on those laws … Read more
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15 Moses finds an unexpected sign of God’s presence and possibility, even in hard and lonely times. God finds a servant leader who notices wonders in the wilderness. How do we build up our ability to notice the Holy just off the path?
Scripture: Romans 12:1-8 The apostle Paul writes of the giving that will be required in the new community of Christ-followers, asking us to be “living sacrifice”. How do we make sure that we give from our lives, more than we give up living? How do we make sure that our systems and structures do not … Read more
Scripture: Matthew 15: (10–20), 21–28 In the midst of a teaching moment on ritual purity and purity of action, Jesus encounters a Canaanite woman calling for healing for her daughter. In the response of the disciples—and of Jesus—we are invited to tune our hearts: listening beyond the false categories of “appropriateness” of protest to the … Read more
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:9-13 The prophet Elijah’s story shows us that God appears to us in “the sound of sheer silence.” How do we cultivate that silence and listening in our noisy world: for ourselves? For others?