Amos: Tribal Identity Is Not Enough

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Amos: Tribal Identity Is Not Enough – Curran Bishop Continuing our overview of the Bible, we come to Amos, addressing the Northern Kingdom of Israel, during a period of economic and political prosperity.  But in their prosperity, the Israelites were not taking seriously their mission to be a picture to the nations of the beauty […]

Acknowledging singles as full citizens of the Kingdom

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Acknowledging singles as full citizens of the Kingdom An excellent and helpful article from Christena Cleveland, challenging the Church to realize that relationship/marital status is another of the barriers that the Gospel breaks down. Being the attractive community of God’s goodness and justice means not carving people out of that community because they don’t fit […]

Matthew 6:34: Work vs. Anxiety

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Matthew 6:34: Work vs. Anxiety The sermon from Dec. 29, 2013: Our Missions Pastor, Wyatt George, brings us a message from Christ’s teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, looking at the roll work plays in Jesus’ theology of trusting in God.

Luke 2.1-20: God In Our Mess

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Luke 2.1-20: God In Our Mess Looking at the story of Christ’s birth in Luke, we see the extent to which Luke is pointing us to the “offensiveness” of the Incarnation to the Greek mind–that the God of Heaven would condescend to be incarnated in matter.  In this doctrine we find comfort that God dignifies […]

Isaiah 11: Can the Wolves Get Us Here?

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Isaiah 11: Can The Wolves Get Us Here? – Curran Bishop Jumping forward several generations from Jonah, we come to Isaiah’s prediction of the coming of the shoot from the stump of Jessie; directing us to the Kingship of the Messiah, perhaps the most neglected of the offices of Christ.  As our warrior king, Jesus […]

Jonah: God Will Succeed; With Or Without You…

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Jonah: God Will Succeed; With Or Without You… Jonah the prophet was sent (among other things) to the Ninevehites; Jonah the book, however, was a message to the Hebrews about their role in the Mission of God.  As New Testament Israel, Jonah serves as a call to us to take seriously our role as God’s […]

Why Advent is Ugly (and therefore beautiful)

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Why Advent is Ugly (and therefore beautiful) Deb shared this with me and I thought it very poignant (I’m looking for words besides “helpful” since I use that almost every time I share an article…) 🙂

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