Do you find it difficult to think of peace in our world today? Last week we lit the candle of hope. This week we light the candle of peace. Really? It doesn’t seem like there is a lot of peace in our world. I had the privilege of hanging out with our YOWIES last night. […]
Devotional meditations on scripture.
This morning I was preparing for the upcoming week of Advent 2: The Candle of Peace. Our two main texts are Luke 1:68-79 and Luke 3:1-6. I was reminded of some work that I did in these texts the last time I preached through Luke. They are appropriate to repost here for two reasons: We […]
Our theme for this weekend is “Grateful” and the texts are Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 17:11-19. I offer the illustration above as a visual meditation on the Greek word that we translate giving thanks. It is the word used when the one Samaritan leper returns to thank Jesus for healing him in Luke 17:16. It […]
Shabbat Shalom. That is the greeting you receive when you enter a Sabbath Service at a synagogue. It means Sabbath Peace. Those words had deep meaning for me last night. My two adult sons accompanied me as I met some of our ninth grade Confirmation students and mentors at Temple Israel in Minneapolis to experience […]