God alone is good

Raleigh Mennonite Church Exodus 20 A couple weeks ago we started talking about these commandments, these words passed down to God’s people at Mt Sinai after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. We talked about how these words are an invitation to freedom, words located in a God who sets people free. You are freed … Continue reading God alone is good

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Thomas

It’s the Sunday after Easter, which means we’re remembering an Orthodox tradition that’s been celebrated for centuries. During the first week of Easter these Christians remembered the trick that Jesus played on the devil, tricking death on Easter morning. These Christians would play practical jokes and laugh and tell funny stories in memory of the … Continue reading Thomas

Two Blessings

Genesis 27 10/24/17 The stories of the covenant of God being passed through the generations in Genesis are raw and real. There are no idealistic, picturesque heroes here. There are no moral stories embedded in the text, no Seven Habits of Highly Effective People or models for good works. Today’s story of the patriarch Jacob … Continue reading Two Blessings

Created for need

Genesis 1-2 Who is in charge of this mess? I've been wondering that. It’s been a difficult and painful year for our planet. A few months ago, the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord. We’re already seeing the effects of a coming climate disaster as oceans warm and intensify storms to catastrophic … Continue reading Created for need