Title: Work Date: February 25, 2009 (Ash Wednesday) Texts: Genesis 3:17-19 Author: Isaac Villegas Work. The alarm clock wakes you up on Monday morning. You lie there for a few minutes, getting ready to do it all over again this week. Or it’s Friday: you get home after the week of work, you are tired, [...]
Has God abandoned us? The world seems like a desolate place. But the Scriptures tell us that Jesus is Immanuel, “God with us.” Where can we find this One who gives life? Isaac suggests that the Christ shows up among those who gather at the edges of our comfortable world. Here’s a passage from his [...]
Title: Now what? Date: February 15, 2009 Texts: Psalm 30, I Cor 9:24-27, Mk 1:40-45 Author: Isaac Villegas My dad grew up running. Not from the law; just running. He ran track when he was a kid in Colombia. And he was good at it. His coach said he had a future. So my dad [...]
The February 16th (2009) issue of the Mennonite Weekly Review features an article on the Eastern Carolina District’s local ecumenical conversations. The best part about it is that there’s a wonderful picture of a few folks at Chapel Hill Mennonite. Follow this link: Emerging Churches find treasures in Anabaptism.
Title: A Short and Joyful History Date: Feb. 8, 2009 Author: Tom Lehman OPENNG PRAYER. O Lord, guide our thoughts, that we might better understand you, and better understand ourselves as your children. In today’s lectionary reading from the first letter to the church in Corinth, the apostle Paul describes his missionary strategy, and makes [...]
Title: Demons Date: February 1, 2009 Text: Mark 1:21-28 Author: Isaac Villegas I usually rent movies from the shelves of the new release section. But last week I quickly glanced at that section and got bored. So I walked around some of the other shelves and a movie caught my eye. Now, I’m a sucker [...]