Is Not Was, Forward Not Back

Is Not Was, Forward Not Back

Is Not Was, Forward Not Back Lectionary 1 April 2018 Easter Sunday Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 John 20:1-18 Text to Life The message of Easter is a simple exclamation: “Hallelujah! Christ is risen!”   We respond with another exclamation:...

Holy Week Metaphors

Holy Week has such a plethora of metaphors to celebrate and lift up! It’s as though all of the metaphors set down in Genesis have now come to fruition! Light, Lamb, Tomb, Garden, Tree of Life, Olive, Fig, Stone, Curtain, Water, Feet, Serving Apron, White, Thorns,...

Pastor’s Prayer for Easter 1 April 2018

Lord Jesus Christ, who came at the first in great humility as our Redeemer, grant, we pray, that when you come again in glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may be regarded worthy to stand before you. –Moravian Easter Prayer “Yea…that we shall...
A Failure of Nerve

A Failure of Nerve

A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (1999/2007) By Edwin H. Friedman ISBN: 13:978-1-59627-042-8 pbk ISBN: 13: 978-1-59627-167-8 ebook –Review by Douglas Balzer Let’s be honest; we live in an anxiety-ridden age. All we must do is look...
Dangerous

Dangerous

Dangerous Story Lectionary 25 March 2018 Palm Sunday / The Procession of the Lambs The Blessing of Judah (Genesis 49) The Feast of Passover (Exodus 11-12) David Anoints Solomon King After Bidding He Ride in On His Mule (1 Kings 1) The Song of Deborah (Judges 5)...