David & Goliath – refreshing an old story

1 Samuel 17 – This Sunday School favorite from the perspective of following God as a people of God’s peace. God is God is at work liberating the oppressed. That’s where we want to be, too. This week we name that we specifically see God at work in the remembrance of Juneteenth and in celebration of LGBTQ Pride. View the …

Lent 6 – Palm Sunday & Holy Week

Called to deep hope | John 12:12-16 & Mark 14:32-15:47 | (It’s a 2-sermonette week.) In the first reflection, we remember Palm Sunday as a protest against domination. Jesus the king is not the glitzy governor; his methods contrast with the Roman machine. And in the second sermonette, we reflect on the price of protesting: Jesus’ arrest, taken into custody, …