Bringing in the Sheaves

Bringing in the Sheaves

Bringing in the Sheaves Story Lectionary 5 November 2017 The Honoring of the Saints (All Saints Sunday) The Story of Tamar: Loyalty is Not As It May Appear (Genesis 38) A Raining Down of Manna (Exodus 16 and Numbers 11) Elijah’s Healing/Raising of a Phoenician Woman’s...

F Minor

This is Reformation Sunday; the 500th anniversary of the reformation! And this week’s signature series is F minor – The Fighter. Martin Luther was determined and persistent, a fighter in the best sense of the word. Luther did not see the long-term implications of his...

Deep and Wide –Preaching Tip for 5 November 2017

When you think about metaphors in scripture, think deep, and think wide. Mining metaphors for meaning opens up a plethora of layers. The deeper you go, the more you’ll uncover. Likewise, look for the other places in scripture where that metaphor appears.  Go...

Pastor’s Prayer for 5 November 2017

“O God, my Father, I see that in my inmost being I am made for confidence and trust, and not for worry and anxiety. You have fashioned me for faith and not for fear. Help me then to surrender to what I am made for—faith. Let me this day walk forth in confidence...
Beyond Culture

Beyond Culture

Beyond Culture by Edward T. Hall ISBN – 0-385-12474-0 –Review by Doug Balzer Understanding the mosaic of humanity is one of life’s quests, at least for me. Who doesn’t desire to know why, who, what and how we are human beings? As a minister, professor, and...