How do we make sense of our Bible? It is available almost everywhere, but too often we find that there are those who read out of it words that harm abundant life. The prophet Isaiah and a writer of the early church invite us to find in scripture that which gives life and builds up. … Read more
We spend time thinking about the meaning and power of the holy meal we share in communion, and hear from an ancient church where the meal has gone awry. How does the broken bread—and the Christ who shares it with us—teach us to share not just the table’s gifts… but all of life?
Scripture: Colossians 1:11-20An ancient letter invites the church to find oneness in Christ, a presence that has been and is in all creation. How does this cosmic story of God’s connection touch the human stories we tell about Jesus, the stories and challenges of our own lives? Can we find in one another that which … Read more
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10Some religious leaders are certain who Jesus should and shouldn’t be associated with. Jesus responds by telling of a God who is always searching for us. How are we searching for God in these times? In the questions and mysteries of our lives, how are we encountering that God who longs to find … Read more
Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139God shows the prophet Jeremiah a vision of a potter at work. Like the people of that time, we can often fear the pattern of shaping, and re-shaping… un-forming, and re-forming. Yet we are promised by the psalmist the love of God which has dreamed a form for us before we … Read more