Restoration of the Nations

Scriptures: Psalm 145:8-14, Romans 7:15-25 The Apostle Paul writes of the bind of human life: where we so often do the very things that contradict our deepest commitments and values. How are we called, as Christians living in nations, to bear witness and move in hope among the contradictions inherit in our nation’s values and … Read more

Steadfast Welcome

Scriptures: Psalm 89:1-4,15-18 and Matthew 10:40-42 Jesus invites us into a ministry of welcome… but before he does, he invites us to reflect on what that will cost us. If we are to be a part of God’s liberation for all people, how must our welcome center the “guest” and not the “host”?

The Laugh

Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15 Our ancestors in faith, Sarah and Abraham have waited so long for signs of new life that when they hear they will have a child, Sarah laughs… can we share in her laughter, overcoming our own complacency to be a part of new life—and maybe new justice—God is creating within us?

See Love, See God

Scripture: John 14: 15-21 Jesus tells his disciples that they will see him, even when the world does not… What are we seeing in these days as disciples? Where do we look for Jesus? Where are we called to show the presence of Jesus to a world that longs to see him?