God’s GPS

God’s GPS

God’s GPS Story Lectionary 2 July 2017 The Story of Jacob’s Ladder (Genesis 28) People Walking in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light (Isaiah 9) Psalm 66: Come and See What God Has Done Psalm 34: Taste and See That the Lord is Good Jesus Begins His Ministry in...
Blue Collar Resistance and the Politics of Jesus

Blue Collar Resistance and the Politics of Jesus

Tex Sample, Blue Collar Resistance and the Politics of Jesus: Doing Ministry with Working Class Whites –Review by Landrum Leavell III           Sample’s book is a fascinating study of the practices of social inequality as it pertains to church ministry. The...
Relationship Status

Relationship Status

Relationship Status Lectionary 2 July 2017 4th Sunday After Pentecost Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 Text to Life What does God want most from you? From me? Before you answer too quickly, let me remind you of something you may have forgotten....

Wade in the Water

I spent an afternoon this past week with Leonard Sweet and the students in the current cohort of Portland Seminary’s DMin program. The assignment they were given for the last hour of class was to tell the big Story (from 1:1 to the maps) using one of the key first...

The Parable of the Vlogger

The Teacher said, “Once there was a Vlogger who scattered videos across the internet. One day he uploaded a few clever videos. Some of them were watched for a few minutes, and then people were distracted by other items in their news feed and all his hard work was lost...