November 3, 2019

Whether it’s the Demogorgon of Stranger Things or the beast with ten horns in the book of Daniel, we need these stories about monsters. They teach us something important about how to deal with the evil around us. Read more

October 27, 2019

Lafayette High School Marching Band in Lexington, Kentucky, makes a profound and prophetic statement through music, drama, and stunning imagery. Read more

October 20, 2019

Who is Jacob wrestling with at the river Jabbok? A demon? An angel? His brother Esau? Or someone/something else? The deliberative ambiguity in the text invites us to consider the transformative (if painful) blessing of God. Read more

October 13, 2019

It’s story of high-stakes politics, quid pro quo, vast amounts of wealth, and military might.  It’s a story of deals between high-powered men in the upper echelons of society. I’m talking, of course, about . . . Read more

September 24, 2019

Greta Thunberg convicts us and compels us.  If we are wise, we will recognize the voice of our Creator God speaking through her and her generation.  And we will respond with the urgency they demand. Read more

September 20, 2019

While we gleaned apples, others marched in the Youth Climate Strike. Gleaning and climate action are all part of a justice movement that seeks to preserve the abundance of God’s Creation for all. Read more

September 19, 2019

Seminary students visit Appalachia region of eastern Kentucky and learn to look past the stereotypes to find community, beauty, and renewal – even in the midst of struggles and environmental devastation. Read more

September 8, 2019

How can Jesus tell us to love our neighbor, but hate our father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, and sisters? Being a disciple means we have to hate the right things in order to love the right things. Read more

September 1, 2019

The tablecloths are crisp and starched. The succulent food is ready. But the wealthy guests are nervous, because they know Jesus has been invited. An imaginative retelling of Luke 14. Read more

August 25, 2019

The ELCA is now a ‘sanctuary denomination.’ This is a good time for dialogue about what this means for our congregations as we consider the complexities of immigration. Read more

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