Citizenship Looking Forward

A new post coming Friday, October 15, 2021 Immigrants, aliens and citizens, can we all just get along? Obviously and apparently, the answer is, no. We cannot just get along. Disciples always want to explore society’s tense challenges for therein reside opportunities for witness. I look forward to seeing your comments or suggestions after readingContinue reading “Citizenship Looking Forward”

Money for a Building

July 23, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Exodus 37:1 – 38:31   Please read the passage The Tabernacle was a packable, transportable, spiritually significant meeting place. God was Designer and Architect. The detailed construction story opened in Exodus 25. Bezalel’s work in building the traveling tent—the Tent of Meeting—the Tabernacle, is detailed in Exodus 37-38. For thoughtful disciplesContinue reading “Money for a Building”

Training Days

June 25, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Exodus 23 During training days, when the people of God were being called, formed and enlightened as to their new identity, specific instructions were provided. Exodus 23 specifies a few of these, some of which remain among the elementary truths of our Faith: “Do not spread false reports. Do notContinue reading “Training Days”

The Imperfect Disciple

June 18, 2021 When the Spotlight Feels Like Fire Scripture Resource Passage: Exodus 6 Moses’ words of self-description, “…I speak with faltering lips,” are emotionally bracketing bookends within his soul (Exodus 6:12 & 30). Today’s Scripture resource is held together with identical-twin statements.  When we repeat our words and phrases, when we repeat ourselves inContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”

Belief’s Heritage and the Divided Family

May 7, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Acts 16 Setting an example, establishing a pattern, following in the footsteps—each of these are descriptions in the heritage of belief. Fortunately, and greater than our genetic tendencies, there can be the blessed heritage of Christ. Families can be the practice-ground of faith. However, many families (certainly my own)Continue reading “Belief’s Heritage and the Divided Family”

Mutual Submission-Soul Food

April 30, 2021 The rubric to succeeding sections of the Ephesian’s letter, if you will permit me to identify it as such, is central to each believer’s spiritual diet: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase The Message provides a meal in these words: “Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverentContinue reading “Mutual Submission-Soul Food”

Waiting, Waiting and Waiting

April 16, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Timothy 3 and 4 Christ’s disciples and leaders anticipate the Day. The waiting, in the year of our Lord 2021, now stretches over two thousand years (2 Peter 3:8). Anyone who does not catch the reality of waiting, misses a holy truth in following Christ. Waiting is fundamentalContinue reading “Waiting, Waiting and Waiting”

Time for Justice

Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 20:7-15 continued encouragement to read and reflect on the Resource Passage before working on the post             The time of justice must come.  The battle of the ages broods in Revelation 20. “Lord, have mercy,” will be the resounding cry.  Mercy for some, judgment for others will rule the day.             Revelation 20 forecasts God’sContinue reading “Time for Justice”

Time for Justice

Coming Friday, November 13, 2020 an opportunity to reflect as we open the Book of Revelation as a Scripture Resource. Additionally, over the past year many weekly posts have been available for individuals and small groups. If you click the Category button, the site will typically link to previous posts on similar issues. Thank youContinue reading “Time for Justice”