Freedom to Fail

On Christ the King Sunday, the last day of the church calendar year, we would expect scriptures that declare the majesty and reign of Jesus Christ. What does the story of the crucifixion have to do with God’s kingdom that is ushered in by Jesus? “The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the […]

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Creating All Things New

With a nation divided after the 2016 election, we listen to the words of the prophet Isaiah, who speaks of God “Creating a new heaven and new earth.” The newness that God has in store for all of creation is not only a future reality, it is a present creative activity. Our task is to […]

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All In with Prayers

We give of our whole selves to God and we give throughout our whole lives. We also commit to give to the body of Christ, the church, and we see this especially as we pray for one another. In prayer we hold one another up, trusting in God’s goodness, even and especially when our brothers […]

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All In with Our Presence

There is something powerful about giving our actual physical presence to God, about showing up. We all have experiences in our lives where being present at an event or activity has changed us. When we give to God in this way, it’s a path towards wholeness. ~ Luke 17: 11-19 and Psalm 66: 1-12

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All In

We can get so focused on offering our money during stewardship time of the church, but God deserves so much more. God has given us God’s own son and Jesus held nothing back in his love for us. We respond to that love by offering our whole selves back to God. In the United Methodist […]

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