Do you need a new God?

Do you need a new God?

Scripture: Joshua 24:1-15  Last week we joined Israel at the base of Mt. Sinai following the great Exodus from Egypt.  There they were invited to enter into a special covenant with God which was really the culmination of the covenant God had made with Abraham and...
Do you need a new God?

What is the real ‘prosperity gospel'?

Scripture: Genesis 39:1-23 Over the last two weeks we’ve considered two biblical stories, looking for clues regarding how God “makes a way out of no way” in our lives and in our world.   In the story of Noah and The Flood, we are challenged to “bow before God’s...
Do you need a new God?

Can God Trust Us?

Beyond the Rainbow Last week the story of Noah and The Flood served as a springboard for exploring the question of whether or not we can trust a God who allows great evil in the world.  We found that the covenant God makes with Noah and the human race, symbolized by...
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How can we trust a God who allows evil?

Narrative Lectionary: Genesis 6:16-22; 9:8-15 A Way Out of Now Way The major claim made – and supported – by this series is that God is able to make a way through dark times when we’ve lost all hope of finding a way forward ourselves.  The phrase “a way out of no way”...
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Canned Faith v. Living Faith

Many of you know that I was a Quality Assurance Manager in the seafood industry before I entered the ministry.  I was a “fisher of fish” before I was a “fisher of people,” so to speak.  Looking back on that time, I learned a lot of important lessons about life –...
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The Straight and Crooked Way

Paul was deeply committed to DREAMING God’s dream for the world, HOVERING until he found his place within God’s dream, and RISKING everything he had to follow where he was called.  But unlike the Ford Motor Company when they developed the Edsel (see my last post),...
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Spirituality and the Edsel

The first thing I heard when my clock radio went off last Friday was an NPR reporter citing research that concludes that the most important aspect of being an entrepreneur is listening.  “How fitting,” I thought, as I anticipated Sunday’s Darkwood Brew topic … on...

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