Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 18th  

Bob Brylawski is preaching this week on this text which challenges the ways in which we expect God to communicate with us.  The common expression spoken when people do something wrong is that they might get hit by a bolt of lighting.  It articulates a vision of God’s power, righteousness and activity in the world.  So here in this passage we see the great prophet Elijah, the only one remaining faithful to the Lord in his day, seek God’s voice.  Or do we?  If you look closer at the whole 19th chapter of 1 Kings 19 you see that Elijah is on the run: running from all his adversaries in particular the queen Jezebel who wants to get her revenge by killing the prophet that just won’t stop challenging her example.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Church Retreat - CHANGE
"It's Hell in the Hallway"

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 11th 
10 years since the events of 9/11

Terror.  What is it ?  For many of us we remember the events of 10 years ago today with terror.  Yet it’s also called a day in which violent acts reigned down terror and then resulted in other terror.  So what is it a noun, an adjective, a verb?  We often focus on how that day changed us, but for many of us – I think of my children – they were born afterwards, they’ve never known anything else?  Wether we’re hawks or doves, on the left or on the right, tea or coffee partiers, we are shaped in part by this memory: fear, confusion, surprise, the reality of pluralism in the 21st century, a different experience of how some see us as the US. 

Friday, September 02, 2011