Luke 19. 1-10Watch or listen to this talk here A couple of years ago our family moved house. We didn’t go far, just two doors down the hall in the same apartment building, from a one-bedroom unit into a two-bedroom. The timing couldn’t have been better as we were about to become a family ofRead more

Climbing Trees

Luke 19. 1-10 Watch or listen here “Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.” Back in August my friend and I found ourselves in the middle of a rowdy crowd in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There was shouting, cursing, and jostling for position, because the gates to the stadium were about to open. People hadRead more

Wise decisions

Today we’re looking at how we come to wise decisions. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James). As anyone with a shred of life experience knows, when it comes to decision making the answers we’d like don’tRead more

Wise Work

LWC July 30, 2023Wise Work Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3.23-24) Our question for today: What is wise work?  For starters, I’m hesitantRead more

Must be this tall to enter

The Gospel of Luke 18.15-17 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to suchRead more

one of ten

LWC May 21, 2023 The Gospel of Luke 17.11-19 (Ten Lepers Healed) Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, so maybe there were flowers, cards, gifts. We do our best to appreciate the mums around us. But, and I really don’t mean to sound glass-half-full here, I sometimes wonder if the appreciation fades as faster than theRead more

Kingdom smarts

The Gospel of Luke 16.1-9 The priest of a small parish explained to his congregation that the church needed funds for a new roof, so he asked them to consider being more than generous, and offered whoever gave the most money the chance to pick three hymns. After the collection plate was passed around, theRead more

Lost & Found

The Gospel of Luke 15.1-7  15.1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nineRead more

Roots Systems

Last week Kirsten Anonby set up this four week series with an introduction covering what human identity is, how we have thought about identity formation traditionally, and how we’re doing identity formation in the post-modern era. She discussed the benefits and pitfalls of how we’re thinking about identity formation today, and turned our attention toRead more

God in High Definition

Light in the Darkness: Christmas in John’s GospelPart Four: God in High Definition LWC November 27, 2022 ______________________ “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known” (John 1.18) Well Christmas is just around the corner andRead more