The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place Story Lectionary 24 November 2019 Christ the King Sunday / Reign of Christ Sunday Jesus’ Transfiguration (Story Lectionary) Let There Be Light (Genesis 1) Moses and the Burning Bush on God’s Mountain (Exodus 2) Witnesses to Moses on Sinai and the...

Holiday Sermon Blues? –Preaching Tip for 11-24-2019

Searching for new ideas for the holidays? Try looking around you! Look for metaphors that may be right before your eyes. Cornucopia, Fruit, Garden, Harvest, Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Table, Family, and many more. Explore some of these metaphors through scripture....

Advent is Coming

As we soon begin the Advent season, I am humored by so many that think Advent and Christmas are the same thing. They are definitely related, yet distinctly different. Christmas is the celebration of “Christ With us”. Advent is the celebration of the...
The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness (2018)By Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake KogaISBN: 978-1-5011-9727-7–Review by Douglas Balzer It wasn’t until recently, 2016, scientists were able...