Many people have pointed out that one way of looking at the prophet Jonah is as a classic nationalist. You could say he believes in Israel. Israel should be first. He is with the chosen children of God, not the gentiles, and definitely not the Ninevites. Now, his nationalism… maybe it’s the subtle kind. He’sContinue reading “An Invitation for Outsiders & Insiders”
Yesterday was the first of my two-part sermon series on the Book of Jonah. This is a story about Jonah, and it’s a story about Israel, and it’s a story about me. And one thing that’s true for all of us, is that the call of God is often clear. It’s often as clear asContinue reading “Attempted Escape”
A sermon at Emmaus in the middle of a series on the Old Testament called A Well Worn Path… So this decree is sent out all across the empire. Jews everywhere, including Mordecai, are horrified. And so Mordecai sends word to Esther. Remember Esther is the closest one to the king and she’s secretly Jewish. Continue reading “Esther: Who Knows?The Mystery of God”
Who has two thumbs and would preach a sermon on Father’s Day about God asking Abraham to literally kill his son?? This Guy!
A sermon at Emmaus about love, life, community and food. Paul say to discern, notice, and pay attention to the Body of Christ. He goes on to say that you (all of you) are the Body of Christ… This was the first time that I have ever taped anything underneath chairs during a sermon. IContinue reading “Why and What we Eat”
Team preaching a sermon with Ashley was delightful. She’s a masterful storyteller and an insightful Biblical scholar. This was the third sermon in a four-week series on the story of the prodigal from Luke 15. Jesus redefines family. It’s not just your bloodline. It’s not just the people who are like you or the peopleContinue reading “Lost At Home”