The Power of Love: a Different Joy

Zephaniah 3:16-17; 19-20a You know it must be Advent if on the in later December we’re reading from another minor Hebrew prophet, in this case Zephaniah. It would be a stretch to say that many people know the book of Zephaniah well [Jewish or Christian alike]. Though, come on–I mean, he was the son of […]

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Still Seeking and Searching, Still Breathing

Acts 17:22-28 Before we start, a few things to keep in mind: the writer of Acts was the writer of Luke’s Gospel. Simply put, there are many purposes that the author of Luke and Acts could have had while writing. First, it was the 2nd century. Jesus was dead. The Roman Empire saw the followers […]

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Buried Treasure Inside You

Matthew 13:44-46 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in their joy they go and sell all that they have and buy that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, […]

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Love that Gets its Hands Dirty

Luke 13:31-35 Selections from Jalal al-Din Rumi: This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, A depression, A meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, […]

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