Mutual Discipleship

Proper 22C Luke 17:1-10 We’ve mentioned several times how Luke is a book of discipleship.  There are several examples of what a disciple looks like.  A person of humility, one who asks for mercy, not like the arrogant scribes and Pharisees.  Jesus has challenged us, in Luke, to see ourselves in need of God’s mercy … [Read more…]

Holy Status Quo

Proper 21 Amos 6:1-7 I’d like to spend one more week on Amos. A reminder about the history during Amos’ time. Before I introduce you to the prophet Amos, you must get to know the history a little bit. You know that after the death of King Solomon, Israel was divided into two kingdoms, the … [Read more…]

The Ungrateful and Evil

Proper 19 Luke 15:1-10 Jesus said, ‘Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends … [Read more…]

The Radical Minimum

Proper 18 Luke 14 Pew Research did a survey of 18-25 year-olds that asked them what they wanted for their future. 81% said they wanted to be rich, and 51% said they wanted to be famous. Based on the reality TV craze, it would appear that fame is not as difficult as it used to … [Read more…]