The Winding Way: Off the Map

Scripture: Exodus 17:1-7 Moses and the people of Israel find themselves between the pain of what was, and the hope of what will be… and we find ourselves in a new way of being church in a time of uncertainty… here, we are reminded that God provides more than what we say we thirst for, but … Read more

From the Mountain to the Fields

Scripture: Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus’s disciples experience a wondrous vision of God… but are also told that the true learning to come will come far below the “Mountaintop” experience. In a world in which spiritual resources and experiences are not always equally distributed, how do we follow the disciples in finding God’s glory in our every day, … Read more

From the Mountain: What Was Said…

Scripture: Matthew 5:21-37 Jesus continues his sermon on the mount by challenging his followers to go beyond the letter of the law, and into its heart… seeking not only wholeness for themselves but for all. For us, what are the rules that orient our lives, and how do they call us to go the next … Read more

From the Mountain: Salt and Light

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20 In his sermon on the mount, Jesus calls his followers both salt and light. But these two ingredients might be more about how we interact with others, than about ourselves. This Black History Month, how we enhancing, and drawing attention, or flavor, to—but not overpowering—the stories of others who have been too … Read more

From the Mountain: Blessings

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12 We bless all sorts of things… but what are we really asking for? Jesus begins his “Sermon on the Mount” by teaching about blessings, and we are invited to find in our own hungers the gifts of God’s fullness. Download text here: 2020-02-02