June 10, 2020

 

June 12 Insights Blog, Church of the Resurrection

Matthew 4: 17 From that time Jesus began to announce, “Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!”

I’m sensing an increasing awakening for many white Americans. This is a powerful historical moment w...

May 13, 2020

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2 Corinthians 4:7-9, 16-18

What has sustained you in the most difficult seasons or events of your life? Think back on a time that you struggled over something or someone in your life. Or a time when life just pulled the rug out fr...

April 14, 2020

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Luke 24:33-43

In eating, Jesus invites me to live more honestly in my own creatureliness, not as a liability but as a gift.

As a Christian who is United Methodist, sometimes I joke that potluck dinners are one of our sacraments. In...

March 18, 2020

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Luke 8:4-15

As I write this week, we are all re-thinking our individual and collective lives in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s heartening to see people and communities making choices for the well-being of all, even when that...

February 19, 2020

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Mark 10:13-16

GPS series this week looks at Jesus’ kindness as an irresistible attraction, drawing people into his message and way of life. We might call it “one-anothering” – a daily posture that sees, hears, honors a...

January 22, 2020

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Matthew 15: 22-29 (scroll down for scripture text)

In this story Jesus says some pretty shocking things. This picture of Jesus, rejecting a mother pleading for her child, stops us in our tracks. It could have been left out of scri...

December 25, 2019

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Matthew 2: 1-12

Merry Christmas! Christ is born! The star announces Christ’s birth that turns the world upside down.  The star above the manger signals that nothing will be the same, that God-with-us breaks into our score-keepin...

November 27, 2019

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Psalm 30:5-12

What do you weep about? What does your church weep about? What prevents you from weeping? These questions were posed by Rev. Dr. Grace Imathiu, a powerful preacher and biblical scholar, at the Academy for Spiritual...

October 30, 2019

 

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Exodus 20:17: The spiritual hazard of envying others’ lives

For some of us, envy is a constant companion, a set of lenses through which we see each experience, each person. It compels us to compare ourselves, our lives, our part...