Scripture: John 12:20-33Jesus invites his followers to think of their lives as seeds… something that must crack open and die to grow into new life. We are all tempted to remain in one form, one place, one identity… How can we experience this invitation to growth as blessing and resurrection, not only for ourselves, but … Read more

No More Crosses: To See What Saved Us

Scriptures: Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21 Jesus tells a retells a strange story from the book of Numbers to explain his idea of the cross. In this Lent, what does the cross mean to us… and how does that meaning shape our commitment to the one who came to “save the world, and not condemn it”?

Rest: The Law Between the Lines

Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17The Ten Commandments have a long and storied history in our culture and imagination… but we often miss the law that lands in the center of them, and might transform our relationship with God, and with one another.

Renamed on the Way

Scripture: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16A new name broadens blessing and belonging for Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants… how might we be challenged to release our old “names” and ways of being so that we might be renamed as a more inclusive and blessing people?

Dust and Promises

Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17After the flood, God makes a promise (and a rainbow) of protection over all creation. Can we, as part of that creation take up that promise for each other, and for all the earth?