Colossae – “How can we know The Way?”

Today we’re visiting the city of Colossae in our Early Church tour. The church received input from Paul cautioning them to remember how big, wide and full life is in Christ. I also “interviewed” Onesimus the slave as he was on his way back to his owner, Philemon. He didn’t know what to expect, but he was going anyway. John …

Easter: We have waited for this

Peter has lived through the Resurrection, has seen Jesus, has experienced the power of Christ risen from the dead in his life and ministry. And then, the Spirit gives him a dream that asked him to go further. God showed him a sheet of food that was previously forbidden and told him to eat it. Peter proclaims that the God …

Lent 4 – God Amidst the Shadows

Today we heard the story of Pastor Max Villatoro: Click here find out the latest information. URGENT: Supporters of Pastor Max asked that individuals and groups make videos. See here for more information. Make a video! Reveal yourself as an IRL* supporter of Pastor Max and all immigrants. If it feels too much like being exposed, then you’re in the …

Beyond imagination

Mark 8:31-38 – “Deny yourself;” & “Take up your cross:” Quite possibly the most frightening words that Jesus spoke. What is the cross in this passage? It is quite literally a gruesome, tortured death at the hands of a legitimized mob meant to send a message of terror to all who see it. Who is it for? It’s for Jesus …

The Covenant Struggle

Let’s make these words part of our conversations with those with whom we disagree on divisive issues (like same-sex relationships): – I want to hear what you think. I want to know what your experience is. – (LISTEN!) – I think differently. OR I disagree with you. OR I see things differently. (Thanks, Jerry King Grosh for suggestions here!) – …