Our small group curriculum for Proper 13, Year C has posted to our download library. This week’s text is Jeremiah 1:4-10 and we’re focusing on how fixated we are on having stuff. Members can download it here; if you’d like to join in the fun, you can subscribe
Our small group curriculum for Proper 15, Year C has posted to our download library. This week’s text is Hebrews 11:20-12:2 and we’re talking about the communion of the saints. Members can download it here; if you’d like to join in the fun, you can subscribe here.
Our small group curriculum for Proper 14, Year C has posted to our download library. This week’s text is Luke 12:32-40 and we’re focusing on honoring God through our passions. Members can download it here; if you’d like to join in the fun, you can subscribe here.
Proper 8: Luke 9:51-62 Reading: Luke 9:51-62 Resolve I have high medical anxiety. I don’t care how simple or ordinary a process or procedure is, if it’s the first or second time it’s going to happen to me, I freak right out. Pulse is high. Cold sweats. Probably a little
Saturday before Proper 8: 2 Kings 2:3-5 Reading: 2 Kings 2:3-5 Yeah, Shut Up A buddy of mine is a golf pro at a local, private course in the Chattanooga area. I was able to caddie for him in a number of events over a few years. It sounded like
Friday before Proper 8: Psalm 77:11-20 Reading: Psalm 77:11-20 Good Times There’s a Wilco lyric that asks and answers, “How do you fight loneliness? Smile all the time.” I’m a big fan of Jeff Tweedy and Wilco. A lot of their music resonates with my inner struggles at times. There’s
Thursday before Proper 8: Psalm 77:1-2 Reading: Psalm 77:1-2 Lament I wake up like this a lot. When I first realized I was dealing with depression in my life, I discovered that for years I’d been falling asleep to deeply troubling thoughts and visions. Now a few years into treatment,
Wednesday before Proper 8: Luke 9:37-43 Reading: Luke 9:37-43 Exorcism I had a friend that had a demon cast out of him once. It wasn’t on purpose. He didn’t even have a demon. He just got himself into a situation where the only way out was to let somebody do
Tuesday before Proper 8: Ephesians 2:11-22 Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22 Temple The phrase, “the dividing wall of hostility” leaps out at me. Sometimes I think the dividing wall is the only thing keeping us together. Facebook is an untenable disaster. Initially it had a curious excitement about it—suddenly, everyone that had
Monday before Proper 8: Psalm 59 Reading: Psalm 59 My Enemies Deliver me. It’s different than asking for victory, isn’t it? There are plenty of other places in the Psalms where the author asks for all manner of holy hell to befall enemies, but here the tone is different. Protect
Proper 7: 1 Kings 19:1-15a Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-15a Getting Well She may have been evil and all, but you’ve got to admit it: Jezebel had style. Upon learning of the genuinely horrific end of the 500 prophets of Baal at the command of Elijah, she doesn’t bat an
Saturday before Proper 7: Psalm 42 Reading: Psalm 42 Deep to Deep To be honest, I’m more likely to run into God outside than most anywhere inside. Don’t get me wrong; I love me a sanctuary. But over time I’ve realized that what I love most about a sanctuary is
Friday before Proper 7: Galatians 3:15-22 Reading: Galatians 3:15-22 The Will of God For a moment, it sounds like Paul is suggesting that God had a legal document drawn up naming Abraham’s offspring the sole inheritor in the event of God’s death. Not quite. The word will here just means