December 9, 2018

Reading Luke 2: 1-20 (NRSV) "Glory to God...and on earth peace...!" Why should these two ideas come in the same angelic chorus? What links them together? A baby has been born in Bethlehem and lies in a manger. An angel proclaims the good news to some shepherds: this baby is a Savior, the Messiah, the … Continue reading December 9, 2018

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June 17, 2018

Reading Luke 15: 11-32 (NRSV) Jesus tells this story to show characteristics of a father-like God. But we also see varying responses to God in the different perspectives of the father's sons. The prodigal son sees his father as the generous benefactor. This son asks for and squanders his inheritance, then finds himself swilling hogs. … Continue reading June 17, 2018