Inside Outside

Inside Outside

Inside Outside Lectionary 5 June 2015 3rd Sunday After Pentecost 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) Psalm 146 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 Text to Life We are officially into “summer.” The solstice is not until June 18, but Memorial Day weekend is past. So summer is here. Or...

Henry Heimlich

On 29 May 2016 Dr. Henry Heimlich didn’t hesitate. When a fellow diner started choking, the 96-year-old was ready to perform the maneuver that he invented. This all happened Monday at an assisted-living facility in Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports....
Vetted

Vetted

Vetted Story Lectionary 5 June 2016 The Story of Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness (Genesis 16) The Tribes of Those Who Reached the Promised Land (Numbers 26) God’s Promise from the Wilderness (Deuteronomy 8) Those Who Settled in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11) A Genealogy...

Wired

Hardwired for Tranquility This is a subject I often address: The biblical story begins and end in a garden. Asphalt doesn’t inspire. Nor do windowless buildings. Food for thought: Incorporating or building into and around nature in our environments begins a connection...

Hidden Metaphors –Preaching Tip for 5 June 2016

What is a hidden metaphor? Many stories in scripture have not only visible metaphors, but hidden metaphors. For example, in the story of Rahab, Joshua’s men hang a red string in Rahab’s window, so that her family might be spared during their invasion of...