What does the future hold for this world? There are ominous signs on the horizon—there always are! Floods, fires, earthquakes, epidemics, war, famine, economic uncertainty. But more important than what…
God levels the playing field, making inroads into human life. While the advent of the Messiah is marked with hopeful expectation, preparing for His arrival is neither easy nor painless.…

Strange Signs

December 2, 2018
[NO AUDIO] “The days are surely coming…” Such is the tone of Advent: that God will fulfill His promise to usher in a new order, where justice and righteousness prevail.…
“What is truth?” Pilate asks Jesus, offering a stark, this-worldly contrast to the cosmic, royal imagery of the other readings. We are told the Son of Man rides on the…

Remembering No More

November 11, 2018
[NO AUDIO] On this day, one hundred years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a treaty was signed to end “the war to…

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

November 4, 2018
Love. Love God, love self, love your neighbor. That’s the gospel in a word: love. Both Jesus and the scribe can agree on that. “You are not far from the…

Bad Wizards

October 28, 2018
Things made right—Job’s status and fortunes are restored, the true priesthood reinstituted, a blind man’s sight recovered…and the church reformed—that’s what this day is all about. But in the throes…

Reserved Seats

October 21, 2018
He is called the Lord God Almighty for a reason. He stretches forth the heavens like a tent, sets the earth on its foundations, orchestrates the waters of the deep.…

Receiving Like a Child

October 7, 2018
There is a common theme in today’s lessons: connectedness. Once a relationship has been established, one should not break it off when something goes wrong. Job refuses to curse God…

What to Do about “Them”

September 30, 2018
It is so easy to assume God is on our side—nations do it, political parties do it, religions and even denominations do it. But it is a mistake to consider…