Two Sons

March 31, 2019/Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 There was a man who had two sons. Right away, we know that this story is going to have conflict.  The Bible is full of stories about two sons, and they’re full of problems and deceit and unfairness.  Cain and Abel?  Ishmael and Isaac?  Jacob and Esau?  In every one… Read More Two Sons

A Different Way

March 24, 2019/Luke 13:1-9 We Presbyterians have a problem with repentance. I’m not talking about the corporate kind of repentance we do every Sunday – the carefully worded prayer of confession that allows us to blend our voice with the voices around us, to tuck our sin in among that list of things done and… Read More A Different Way

A Mother Hen

March 17, 2019/Luke 13:31-35 Even before he was born, she quit her job as a bookkeeper for the little appliance store on Main Street.  That’s what women did in those days – they stayed home, tending their brood like mother hens.  So for his entire life, that is until he was eighteen and off to… Read More A Mother Hen