In the parable of the Good Samaritan, could Jesus be teaching about our commonality as humans – that we should see each other first as humans then as Jew or Samaritan, or black or white in today’s world. Using this parable and the idea of being a citizen of the cosmos put forth by Dr. […]
There are times when the voices that we need to hear and listen to are not the voices we expect. Using the story of Naaman from 2 Kings 5: 1-14, Pastor Matt shares how sometimes the ones who see God working aren’t the ones we’d expect, instead they are the outcasts, the slaves and the […]
Paul shares his thoughts on the gifts of the Spirit with the church in Galatia in Galatians 5: 13- 25. We often think of them as personal gifts from a personal Savior. Paul was talking about them as communal gifts, as how a community of faith might live together. Pastor Matt asks how our community […]
When does one little word make a difference? In Galatians 2, Paul tells the church that they are justified by having faith in Christ. But what if instead of faith in Christ, Paul really said that we are justified by the faith of Christ? Pastor Matt shares what it might mean to know we are […]
What does the resurrection of two sons of two widows by two men of God teach us about new life, about justice and about our place in God’s redeeming work. Using 1 Kings 17: 17-24 and Luke 7: 11-17, Pastor Matt shares how these two stories remind us of our responsibility to act on behalf […]
What does it mean to live as followers of Christ after Jesus is no longer present. Using the story of the Ascension of Jesus from Luke’s gospel, Pastor Matt explores how will live now that Jesus is gone.