Tag: love

a riff of love by greg jarrell

Jarrell’s book, A Riff of Love, reads like a melodic tune that touches your heart and empowers you to reach out to others with love. He speaks to what it means to be in a loving and caring community that has the best interest…

The Holy spirit draws us together

May 31, 2020 Acts 2:1-21 For those of you that have been on Facebook for some time and post pictures, you have most likely had memories of years past pop up. During this time of staying home, that can be both delightful to celebrate…

In God we are one

May 24, 2020 Easter 7 John 17:1-11 As I have pondered this gospel lesson for the past week, the one concept that keeps floating to the top is around unity. This is a prayer that we are hearing from Jesus in the 17th chapter…

You Have a Choice!

June 30, 2019 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Growing up I would say that I had the greatest freedom I could imagine. Probably the only thing that could have made it better was if my parents had been millionaires. Still, I would usually receive what I…

The Gospel of Inclusion by Brandan Robertson, Book Review

There are many books available on the market that explore what it means to be part of the LGBT+ community in the Church of Christ. Those that are opposed to full LGBT+ inclusion often use scripture to make their point known for all that…

“one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church”

June 2, 2019 John 17:20-26 This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to take Emali to Central Michigan University for orientation. After all the visits to different schools over the last couple of years, you would think that I had been ready for this…

Let us Create

May 19, 2019 Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 So, who here likes to create? I know there must be some creative people among you here. You can create out of anything! The construction of a house is creation. Making greeting cards is definitely creation. Planting…

Comfort in Uncertainty

May 5, 2019 John 21:1-19 There came a time in seminary, somewhere during my second year, that I started to wonder what I was doing. I questioned if I was truly following God’s call to serve in the church with the hopes of becoming…

Cultivating Forgiveness

March 31, 2019 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 You have probably heard this parable countless times over the years. I am sure there are just as many interpretations of this parable as there are preachers. Ok, that may be taking it a little far, but you…

Book Review: Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber

In her latest book, Nadia Bolz-Weber, opens up a topic that many in the church attempt to stay clear from. While the entire basis of our life on earth is contingent upon our ability to have sex, it has often times been a taboo…