Putting Flesh on our Faith

Putting Flesh on our Faith

In the evening his disciples went down to the sea, got in the boat, and headed back across the water to Capernaum. It had grown quite dark and Jesus had not yet returned. A huge wind blew up, churning the sea. They were maybe three or four miles out when they saw...
Putting Flesh on our Faith

Who is Part of the Kingdom?

And looking at those who sat around him, Jesus said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”   – Mark 3:31-35 Jesus says that whoever does the will of God is his family. To religious leaders and hungry...
Putting Flesh on our Faith

A Compendium of Trinity-isms!

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II said that when he drives by churches on his travels, he looks at the buildings and asks, “Who are these people? What do they care about?” At the same time, a member of Trinity asked a staffer: “What is a Jesussian?” The term Jesussian...
Putting Flesh on our Faith

Where will we find hope?

“I am the good shepherd.”   – John 10:11 As I write this, news, social media feeds, Facebook memories are popping with reminders that four years ago we went into lock down for COVID. And I can feel your eyes rolling from here! Not more about that gosh darn pandemic!...
Putting Flesh on our Faith

Grave Clothes

But Peter jumped to his feet and ran to the tomb. He stooped to look in and saw a few grave clothes, that’s all. He walked away puzzled, shaking his head.   – Luke 24:12 (MSG) Stooped to look in and saw a few grave clothes. Grave clothes. In Jesus’ time, grave clothes...
Putting Flesh on our Faith

How will you “do Lent”?

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.   – Psalm 51:10-12 Ah, Lent. A...