The Abundance of Creation | A Meditation on Psalm 104

The Abundance of Creation | A Meditation on Psalm 104

God is about abundance, not scarcity. That is one of the key theological ideas that runs through our study of John’s Gospel. It came through clearly in the text from last weekend, John 2:1-11, where Jesus takes ordinary water and transforms it into extraordinary wine....
The Abundance of Creation | A Meditation on Psalm 104

The Power of Forgiveness

Our CORE series continues this week with the topic of FORGIVENESS. The key texts are Psalm 51:1-12 and John 20:19-23. King David wrote the Psalm after he had been busted by the prophet Nathan for his affair with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband. Would you be...
Complaining to God

Complaining to God

Our Good Life Series brings us to the topic of Emotions this week. Emotions in church? Maybe the Pentecostals are into that, but this is a Lutheran church full of people descended from Scandanavians. It’s more like the first church of Vulcan than a place where...
The Abundance of Creation | A Meditation on Psalm 104

Poetry, Art, Love and Hatred

Several collections of words and images converged on me this morning. I try to pay attention when this happens and see what God is trying to say through the connections. I will spell out the sequence, highlight some key points, and then invite you to see what...