December 7, 2014
Baptizer John “calls for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive them” (Mark 1:4). The people came to the Jordan River to show their desire for something and someone new, like a strong prophet-leader. But they find John of camel-clothes and paleo diet. And they hear about another Person coming after John who is stronger-than-John. And when this Stronger One shows up, he
November 16, 2014
Part of seriously engaging Christian faith means taking a long, hard look at systematized racial injustice. The story of Deborah and Barak in Judges 4 helps us to do that. Also, get to know Christena Cleveland here and Drew Hart here. They are followers of Jesus who help to hold mostly white congregations like us accountable. Come along with me, follow this God who is always fighting oppression and who will have victory over racism
November 2, 2014
In Joshua 3:7-17, Joshua leads the Israelites across the Jordan River and into the Promised Land. In company of Remembrance Sunday, or All Saints Day, today’s message is a reflection on our many kinds of crossings. Rosemary is the herb of remembrance.