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Sep

18

Restoring Community – Judy Cox

Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13
Three weeks ago Ben challenged us to choose between generosity and safety; last Sunday Brian warned us against becoming moral idiots. Now, this Sunday, the Gospel reading hands us a guy [...]

Sep

11

Finding That Which Was Lost – Brian Hartley

Exodus 32:7-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10
I have discovered, to my consternation, that as I age I have a propensity to forget things—that I have, in short, acquired a significant loss of memory. I used to know exactly where everything [...]

Sep

04

As Free As Onesimus — Ginger Coakley

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Philemon 1:1-21; Luke 14:25-33
Many of you know me as I am today—Onesimus, a bishop now in Ephesus. But perhaps you do not know my back story. I was not born into this office. I came to it by way of slavery, and then restoration. I love to tell [...]