Scripture Reading: On that same day, two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and joined them on their journey, but they did not recognize him. Jesus said to … Continue reading The Politics of Jesus III: Hope
God of summer fun and the first day of school, I pray for your Spirit to fill me, calm me, and guide me today. Thank you, Lord, for the summer I had and the people I had it with. And thank you for this new opportunity to learn and grow once again. Thank you, God, … Continue reading A Prayer for the First Day of School
Luke 14:1, 7-14 14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to sare a meal in the home of one of the leaders of the Pharisees, they were watching him closely. 7 When Jesus noticed how the guests sought out the best seats at the table, he told them a parable. 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding celebration, don’t … Continue reading Worst Guest Ever
Admittedly, the crisis in Syria has resided mostly in the back of my mind for the past five years. I knew the violence and bloodshed in Syria were horrific, but the situation was just too overwhelming for me think about. It was too big, complex and far away for anything I could possibility do to have … Continue reading What Can We Do?
Luke 13:10-17 10-13 He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. There was a woman present, so crippled and bent over that she could not even look up. She had been afflicted with this for eighteen years. When Jesus saw her, he called her over. “Woman, you are set free from your ailment!” … Continue reading Breaking the Rules
Livin’ on a Prayer (Exploring the Lord’s Prayer) Luke 11:1-13 Hear these words from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 11, verses 1 through 13… 1 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He … Continue reading Livin’ on a Prayer
For three days I have been back from the most insane experience I've had in youth ministry, and I'm still processing. Our group spent a week with UrbanSpirit (UrbanSpirit.org) participating in a poverty simulation in the poorest sections of Louisville, KY, where we were about as homeless as we could have been without actually being … Continue reading Not Your Momma’s Mission Trip!