What is a metaphor? –Preaching Tip for 7 May 2017

What is a metaphor?  This is a question many pastors ask.  How can you read the Hebrew scriptures and understand them the way Jesus would have without understanding how to find the metaphors. Yet, most people were never trained to even know what a metaphor is, let...

Pastor’s Prayer for 7 May 2017

O Lord God, our Father, You are the light that can never be put out; and now you give us a light that shall drive away all darkness.  You are love without coldness, and you have given us such warmth in our hearts that we can love all when we meet.  You are the life...
Katharina and Martin

Katharina and Martin

Katharina and Martin: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle DeRusha –Review by Teri Hyrkas This year will mark the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, begun by Martin Luther in Wittenberg, Germany on...
The Question Quest

The Question Quest

The Question Quest Lectionary 30 April 2017 3rd Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Text to Life Every year this time the DOT of the city of Seattle declares an event known as “Pothole Palooza.” Residents are...
How God Became King

How God Became King

How God Became King By Tom Wright ISBN: 9780061730573 –Review by Doug Balzer   My fascination with Tom (NT) Wright continues as I review another one of his books “How God Became King.”  Reading the title, my thoughts went to the idea that it is common...