Braving the Wilderness with Brene Brown and Jesus

This week we will preach on Matthew 4:1-17. The key text is vv. 1-11 where Jesus is led into the wilderness for 40 days and faces temptation. You can see my visual commentary on it at the Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew. Today, however, I want to share a video...
Finding Our Way through Fire and Water

Finding Our Way through Fire and Water

Thirty years have passed. The little boys of Matthew chapters 1 and 2 are now grown up. Elizabeth’s son, John, is a wild man, living out in the wilderness, eating locusts and honey, wearing a robe made of camel’s hair. He is preaching a bombastic message...
Preparing for Epiphany and Matthew Page 2

Preparing for Epiphany and Matthew Page 2

“Aha!” “Eureka!” “I see it now!” All of these exclamations share the spirit of Epiphany. The Greek word is epiphaneia. It comes from the compound word epi=on,to + phainein=to show. We call this season of the year Epiphany because it...
That We May Be One

That We May Be One

I experienced another happy convergence this morning. Our texts for the weekend are John 17:20-24, Acts 2:42, and Colossians 3:14-17. Our theme in this third week of A Deep Life is Growing Together. The Spiritual Journey is not a solo adventure. We are not lone...
A Visual Exposition of 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

A Visual Exposition of 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

I have discovered a poetic beauty in 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 that I have never seen before. Allow me to step through each section of the text visually. I have written the English words in the order of the Greek language, so that you may see the structural beauty of this...
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