Putting our Money to Good Use

Readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13 Do we own our possessions…or do they own us? We’ll know that we are “owned” when we find ourselves living in service to our stuff. When it demands an...

I Just Wanna Be a Sheep

Readings for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Ezekiel 34:11-24; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 Describe someone as a “sheep” today and they’ll probably take it as an insult. In an age when originality, self-expression and “finding your...

All or Nothing

Readings for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 Think about the biggest decisions you’ve had to make in your life: your choice of a spouse, a job offer that would require you to move, etc. These are what...

God’s Table Manners

Readings for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proverbs 25:6-7; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14 Names like Emily Post and “Dear Abby” are well known to anyone keen to follow the proper rules of etiquette at the dinner table – from the...

Who’s Invited?

Readings for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 66:18-23; Hebrews 12:4-24; Luke 13:22-30 Invitations get extended all the time – to weddings, birthday parties and many other special events. But who get’s invited? That’s often determined on...

God’s Word – A Fire and a Hammer

Readings for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 23:16-29; Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3; Luke 12:49-53 “Everything’s going to be fine. You’ve got nothing to worry about.” The amount of comfort these words give us depends entirely on...