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Sacrifice of Isaac

This is a tough passage. This is the passage where, I don’t know how I feel about God, when the story begins “Take your son, your only son and sacrifice him.” I want to say that we should never have to sacrifice our children, but then I think about the fact that its 4th of … Continue reading

God, Stooping, Kneeling and Praise Ps 113 Narrative Lectionary

One of the most common themes in the Bible is the proclamation that EVERY knee shall bow to Jesus Christ. I like this because I feel it contains within it the POSSIBILITY for universal salvation. This is a tricky thing, because if Jesus is our only salvation, then its difficult then to go and state … Continue reading

Preach Sister #queer #love #theology #Jesus

Christianity is about love and grace, about finding and defining yourself and the world in relation to God and their love. Continue reading

A Parenting Parable: A Fig Tree

“Hurry UP!” Sometimes I can be a tad impatient with my children, especially my “almost” 5 year old. For example last Friday we were late to school because every single thing I asked him to do he said he would and then didn’t. Making me repeat myself over and over again. Last week I was … Continue reading

Abundent Grace: A Parenting Parable

John 21:1-19 is about Jesus’s Abudent Grace–You might think that its about Peter’s need to be forgiven 3 times, but I see it as ever so much bigger. Jesus is abundent, so much so, he equals and exceeds our need for forgiveness…this is where love gets scary folks, because God know every single sin, and … Continue reading

Les Mis: In any other story Javert would be the hero….

and other reasons why Les Mis is awesome 1. Its about real people struggling through their problems, and dealing and coping with them as best they can (they don’t end with a happily ever after or a death, instead life keeps going) 2. The love interests are not the main characters–like Disney’s Sleeping Beauty the … Continue reading

Water into wine

Sören Kierkegaard, 19th century “Christ turned water into wine, but the church has succeeded in doing something even more difficult: it has turned wine into water.” Only the church can do that! Take Jesus’s Wine and turn it back into water–how do we do this, by constricting God Item 1: Grace Do you know what … Continue reading

Its not safe…

There has been an unspoken understanding that the church parking lot is fair game in the neighborhood. Recently people have been throwing trash in our dumpster to move and advertising free parking with the house that was on the market, re: our parking lot. Maybe we should have a sign like this——>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We have left … Continue reading

God Can’t work thru…

The next time you think that God doesn’t work through a president, an annoying person or a bad situation, remember all that God has worked through. Noah drank Rahab was not virtous Saul persecuted Christ was born in a manger If you can’t see God in the picture, it is because you are too caught … Continue reading

By the Grace of God….

Very few scriptures talk about how “STRONG” Jesus is, have you ever noticed this? God is oft described as Almighty but that is not really a literal translation of the text: it is really God of many mounds, because mounds were the places of little-g-gods, and the fact that God rules all the mounds means … Continue reading

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