What really happens when we give something to God? In this sermon, we explore this question and discover that our giving anchors us in relationship to God, who is the source of all connection.
Faith is a tricky concept because the word is a noun but it should be a verb. That’s what we’re exploring in this getting back to basics sermon.
Why is God’s presence sometimes so difficult to find? Well, one reason is we are bred for change and God’s presence is constant. In this letter to my soon-to-be born children, I explore this challenge. Of course, the letter’s not just for them. It’s for you too. And for me.
This week we dig into the Parable of the Sower and, with a little help from Godly Play, discover God’s extravagant grace and persistent love.
Because I have babies on the brain right now, I zeroed right in on the Jesus’ words about revelation to infants. Here are four ways children participate in God’s presence. The good news is that we were all children once, so we can recover these things if we’ve lost them.
Struggling with difficult passages of the Bible often bears fruit. Such is the case in this sermon about the binding of Isaac. Until I read it through the lens of my impending fatherhood, all I saw was the apparent brutality of God’s test. Now I see so much more.
Jesus spoke comfort and challenge in equal measure to attract and galvanize people to join him in his mission to re-imagine what God was doing on earth. This mission is rarely easy, but it is always worth it.
Our understanding of God springs directly from our desire to name God. Yes, we have the word “God,” but in our experience those three letters do not do justice to the sublime coherence of grace and love and communion that we feel when we stumble into God’s presence. So God has given us the gift of naming God as a Trinity of persons, which helps us see and relate to God. (Bonus: SPOILERS on my impending children)