“This Is Outrageous”

~ Matthew 25:14-30 ~ This is an outrageous parable. As I was reading did it make you wince? Of course, this means that I need to do a bit of deconstructing to make it palatable. OK, it will take a lot of deconstructing. So, let’s dig in. These judgment parables … Read More

Join Us for Online Worship Sunday, November 15, 2020, 10:30am

~ “This Is Outrageous” ~ “Weeping and gnashing of teeth” – A vengeful God throwing people into outer darkness! “Use it or lose it! – The venture capitalist’s formula for making lots of money! You do enough good works in this life and you get rewarded in heaven! The Parable … Read More

“Children, Don’t Grow Weary”

~ 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6/Matthew 25:1-13 ~ Bad theology – I grew up with it! The apocalypse, ‘end-of-the-world’ stuff – ‘The Rapture!’ I went to bible school with a guy who wrote a best-selling novel series called Left Behind. A really bad movie was made based on the series. Much of … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, November 8, 2020, 10:30am

~ “Children, Don’t Grow Weary” ~ A line from the old Spiritual, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, “Children, don’t grow weary, for our work’s almost done.” Except our work isn’t almost done! There is still much to be done. This Sunday we consider the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids … Read More

“Hope in Fearful Times”

~ Revelation 7:9-17/Matthew 5:1-12 ~ I read the San Francisco Chronicle pretty much every day – online. But I get the Sunday edition delivered to my door. For many years now my first read on Sunday morning is my favorite Chronicle writer, Mick LaSalle, the movie critic. Good writer, I … Read More