“To Listen Is One Thing, to Hear, Another”

“To Listen Is One Thing, to Hear, Another” Psalm 15 and Luke 10:38-42 Our focus this morning is on “hearing”, but not the kind of hearing that begins with, “what did you say Dear?” Which makes me think of the story of the gentleman who was concerned about his wife’s...

Reimagining the World

Reimagining the World          Amos 7:7-17Luke 10:25-37 We have two wonderful stories beginning with Amos, the ancient prophet of Judah one the one hand and Jesus, the prophet with the new Voice, on the second. Let’s begin with Amos. At this point in time, the nation...

Finding Home Again

Finding Home Again — Psalm 90:1-4 & 12-17 4th of July is an integral part of our culture. Its also a fun day with celebrations and ritual that give our society cohesion. It is important. It reminds us of where our “home” is. Will Rogers once said that after...

Stirring the Water

Stirring the Water John 5:1-17 (from: The Message – MSG) Calling Jesus unorthodox is an understatement. Although Jesus grew up in the orthodoxy of contemporary Judaism of that time, where human need dictated it, he regularly overstepped and broke the rules. One...

When the Word “Father” Means Love

When the Word “Father” Means Love Erma Bombeck says, “we wondered why when a child laughed he belonged to Daddy, but when he had a sagging diaper that smels like a landfill, “He belongs to mommy.” Mark Twain says, “when I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I...