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Blogging Towards Sunday, September 6, 2020

Exodus 3:1-15 The story of the burning bush is one of the most well known of the Hebrew Bible. It’s easily brought to life in our imagination, no matter how … Continue reading

September 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 30, 2020

 1 Corinthians 13:4-7  (part of 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13) It feels a bit like living these days is trying to survive the onslaughts of challenges, chaos and hard news: natural disasters, … Continue reading

August 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 16, 2020

Galatians 5:1, 22-23 & Romans 12:4-21 What does it mean to walk in the way of Jesus? It’s both clear and also easily confused by individualism, guilt, fear and the … Continue reading

August 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 9, 2020

out of options in realizing their dreams who are bowled over by the crazy wild love and transformative call of God. They’re at the end of their rope:

August 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 27, 2020

Psalm 27 Today is 172 days since we started sheltering in place for the COVID-19 pandemic. We began that time – at least I did – unaware, not able to … Continue reading

July 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 12, 2020

Psalm 127 Tucked away in the Hebrew books of Psalms is an even older songbook called “the Songs of Ascents.” The songs are the psalms numbered 120 through 134. They … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

What is Racial Domination?

The first class in our Summer Series entitled “Talking Together about Race Matters” [LINK to Article PDF] Discussing the article “What is Racial Domination?” written by Matthew Desmond & Mustafa … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 5, 2020

Psalm 96 The Book of Psalms is the prayer book of the Bible. Eugene Peterson says that it provides us with the language for prayer: our responding to the God … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 28, 2020

Psalm 34 As you look closely at the beginning of this psalm, you’ll find that it doesn’t say, “I am happy at all times,” but “I bless God every chance … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

White Humility in a Time of Black Rage

This letter was written by Louise Waters (Gary Yee’s partner) to the community of her father’s church, University Lutheran at Stanford, in response to the conversations around racial justice and … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · Leave a comment