Soil and Stars

Quick show of hands… Is there anyone in here who always sits through the credits at the end of a movie? When those names start rolling up the screen, most of us check out and leave. But I respect those of you who sit through the credits. …

Breathe Deeply the Spores

When you actually stop and consider the various documents that the Bible is composed of, it’s a little surprising… a little strange. We’re reading someone else’s mail. That’s curious. That’s a little odd. Imagine with me for a minute that we all gathered together on a Sunday …

Dance & Detox: Sabbath (Command 4)

DANCE & DETOX: SABBATH (COMMANDMENT IV) You know what the worst thing about Chick-fil-a is?  …that I can’t get it on Sundays. Is anyone else a fan of the Chick-fil-a Chicken Sandwich? Or Waffle Fries? Or that fresh-squeezed lemonade?Or those crazy-brilliant milkshakes?(Especially that peppermint one …

More Than Us

We’re going to be in Luke 4 today. Today is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and it marks the beginning of the season of Lent— the season of sobering reflection that leads us to the crucifixion of …

Jesus, The Dual Surprise

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 1 of 8 We’ve entered into the season of the year called Epiphany that follows the season of Advent and the feast of Christmas. That’s right—the church tells time a little differently than the calendars we hang on our wall. The church tells time …

The Jolly Thief

Revelation 16 of 16 This is the last Sunday of Advent and it’s our last Sunday in the book of Revelation… so we’ll be in Revelation 22 today. Next Sunday is Christmas Day… next week is arrival of God into the world. It’s the day …