Jesus Still Weeps

By Mike Coyner As a child in Sunday School asked to memorize and recite Bible verses, I often quoted “Jesus wept” because it is the shortest verse in the Bible. The occasion of that verse was Jesus’ grief over the death of his friend, Lazarus, and his empathy for the grief of Mary and Martha, [Read More…]

Simple service: Some thoughts for #MaundyThursday

By R. Dale Hale Last Saturday, I was privileged to play a very special role in our church’s observance of Palm weekend.  Saturday, we had an all day event that mimics VBS with crafts, music and a Bible lesson.  The Bible lesson is obviously about Palm Sunday.  I was asked to play the role of [Read More…]

“Is this not Joseph’s son, the blue-collar worker?” More from Tom Nelson at Redeeming Work (Twin Cities)

Tom Nelson, pastor of metro Kansas City’s Christ Community Church and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, had plenty to tell us as we munched oversize muffins about what’s going on in Genesis 2. And it’s not, he said, what we commonly think of. Tom argued that Genesis 2 is a story about how humans [Read More…]