Monthly Archives: August 2016

The offering of love

The story of Jesus under scrutiny at a dinner party (Luke 14:1, 7-14) certainly is not a guide for how to prepare a seating chart for guests, nor is it an example of how not to speak to your hosts if you expect to be invited back again. It’s an invitation, I think, to consider […]

Stand up and bless the Lord

So simple, the story of Jesus’ encounter with a woman in a synagogue (Luke 13:10-17), so lean in its telling, and yet so full of meaning! Full, so it’s a story not only about a crippled woman’s healing encounter with Jesus in a synagogue 2,000 years ago. It’s also a story about us, about what […]

The power of faith

If you know the secret of the universe, “you will come to know how you can have, be, or do anything you want.” You will be healed of chronic pain, depression, disease, or injury and will accumulate large sums of money. You can have the perfect home, life partner, car, and job. You will even […]