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Deuteronomy 11: Because I Said So

Raising kids gives me a lot of respect for God’s position vis-à-vis the Israelites. We keep trying to teach them; they keep resisting. Do you remember when you resisted your parents’ rules—”why do I have to?” and they said, “Because I said so?” And if you’re a parent, do you remember the day your whiny […]

Leviticus 23–Be an Odd Duck

I have been so encouraged that almost all of our church has joined on our Bible reading plan for the year. These passages in Levitius are challenging because they are so dense with meaning that they require a lot of interpretation. So I want to encourage you to take the time to think about and […]

I have been so encouraged that almost all of our church has joined on our Bible reading plan for the year. These passages in Levitius are challenging because they are so dense with meaning that they require a lot of interpretation. So I want to encourage you to take the time to think about and […]

Exodus 33: God’s Backside

The readings we had for this week may have seemed technical, repetitive, boring, and weird, full of strange commands like how to cut apart a goat and burn it on the fire. But all these chapters focus around a central theme: how do we encounter God? It’s an important question: maybe it’s the important question. […]

Exodus 12: Miracles

As I’ve considered miracles this week, reading the book of Exodus, my working definition of a miracle is: a miracle is when God demonstrates who He is. Up until now, we have seen God doing amazing things—creating the world, the great flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the birth of Isaac—but we haven’t seen […]

Genesis 22: Mercy in the Mess

What was the most disturbing Bible story you read this week? Was it the story of Lot offering up his daughters to be raped? Or Abraham casting out the mother of his child, leaving the woman and child to die in the desert? Or Jacob tricking his brother out of his inheritance? Joseph’s brothers selling […]

Genesis 12: You Win

As we journey through Genesis, we have seen that God created us for relationship. God created by communication—by speaking—and he created us in his image and likeness; he created us good, and he created us in community, never to be alone. But in these first chapters of Genesis, we see how humankind abuses that relationship. […]

Genesis 1: Made for Relationship

Our church has felt called in 2017 to walk through the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, as one community. We believe that this journey will deepen our faith and trust in God personally and as a community. We believe that walking through the Bible together will offer us new challenges and opportunities. We […]

O Christmas Trees Skit

“O Christmas Trees” Christmas Pageant 2016 Adapted by Marianne Grano, from “Is it really Christmas?” by Marjorie Kennedy SUSIE SPRUCE: Oh, I am excited. Today the children will come in looking to buy Christmas trees! I was too small last year, but this year I’m the right size and I’m absolutely gorgeous. Perfectly pear shaped! […]