“No Fair!”: A God Who Longs to Show Mercy–To Illegal Immigrants, ISIS, and You and Me

The Bible passages for today can be found here. This week, I heard a story on NPR of a little baby, born in the United States to now-undocumented parents who had overstayed their visas in the US: “When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants.” They were told they had to go to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas for the operation Isaac needed. They wanted… Read more

Christian Superiority Complexes and the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

We don’t think we need the mercy of God. We don’t think we need the mercy of other people. Read more

Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Ezekiel’s Unheeded Warning

I’m going to try something for a while, in an effort to engage more constructively with Scripture, rather than only writing about the frustrations I have. I would to build up what is good, not just tear down what is bad. I will still write about social issues and the arts as time allows, but I will be writing each weekend on the lectionary Scriptures for the weekend. I hope to make these messages relevant to current times and to… Read more

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