Rings of Fire

Rings of Fire

Rings of Fire by Leonard Sweet –Review by Vern Hyndman One of the amazing benefits to studying with Dr. Leonard Sweet is that on occasion Len will invite participation in his books. Here’s probably no one more careful to footnote the contribution of others, and...
God Will Take Care of You

God Will Take Care of You

God Will Take Care of YouLectionary28 July 20197th Sunday After PentecostHosea 1:2-10Psalm 85Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)Luke 11:1-13Text to LifeApparently, it will be on the market “soon.” Pampers brand disposable diapers just announced that a new “high tech” version of...
The Field House

The Field House

The Field HouseStory Lectionary28 July 2019God’s Promise to Flourish the House of David (2 Samuel 7 / 1 Chronicles 17)Psalm 84: Psalm of Praise for the Courts of the LordPsalm 18: The Lord is My RockThe Mountain of the Lord is the House of the God of Jacob (Isaiah...

The Apothecary –Preaching Tip for 28 July 2019

One of my favorite metaphors for Jesus is the “apothecary.” Prevalent as an image in Christian art of the renaissance, Jesus is depicted behind the apothecary’s counter handing out cures for ailments, such as avarice, greed, gluttony, and envy. Yet it’s clear that the...

Pastor’s Prayer for 28 July 2019

“I Happened To Be Standing” by Mary OliverI don’t know where prayers go,or what they do.Do cats pray, while they sleephalf-asleep in the sun?Does the opossum pray as itcrosses the street?The sunflowers? The old black oakgrowing older every year?I know I can walk...