What If the Earth Was God’s Vineyard? (Matthew 21:33-46)

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By Shanell T. Smith.   Faith groups join in the People's Climate March.  Dare to go there with me, if you will. What if we imagine God’s vineyard as described in Matthew 21 to be this beautiful world we inhabit? What will happen if we reject it—if we continue to treat it with disrespect, fail to listen to its natural woes, dismiss the warning signs it gives us? What if God is keeping score? Oh. Dear. Might I remind us all, that if we do not tend to this earth, we are only … [Read more...]

Lord of the Storm: Mark 4:35-41

By: Greg CareyOn a first read, Mark 4:35-41 looks like a demonstration of Jesus’ astonishing power—and so it is. Jesus’ disciples are traveling across the Sea of Galilee. When a violent storm threatens to destroy the boat and its inhabitants, Jesus somehow manages to remain “asleep on the cushion.”Watch the Video: Jesus Stops a StormGreg Carey, professor of New Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, discusses Mark 4:35-41. … [Read more...]


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