September 16, 2018

Reading Exodus 20:1-6; Psalm 135:15-17; Isaiah 44:12-20 (NRSV) As I step onto an airplane for another commercial flight, I am in awe of the machine. This is a massive contraption of metal, textile, and plastic. How can it transport hundreds of people through the air for thousands of miles? How did the people who built … Continue reading September 16, 2018

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February 5, 2017

Reading Matthew 5:13-20 (NRSV); Upstream: Exodus 35:30- 36:3 (NRSV) In some readings, Jesus claims: I am the light of the world. In others, Jesus tells his listeners: You are the light of the world. That's us. We are the light, right alongside Jesus. Jesus also calls us the salt of the earth. We don't have … Continue reading February 5, 2017