Jesus-Shaped Prayer (Mike Fox)

LECTIONARY REFLECTION| LUKE 11:1-13 NEWS FLASH!  JESUS WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN!  Most people, Christians and non-Christians alike, recognize that Jesus Christ is the center of the Christian faith.  Even the name of our religion – CHRISTianity – reflects the importance of Jesus Christ to us.  Christians, as a group, tend to forget that Jesus was a … Continue reading Jesus-Shaped Prayer (Mike Fox)

Fighting Demons (Mike Fox)

LECTIONARY REFLECTION | LUKE 8:26-39 In Western society the scientific method has been the standard for separating fact from fiction, truth from lie since the 1500s.  For the last 500 years, anything that can't be demonstrated in a controlled, repeatable experiment must not be true.  Religion, faith, and belief in an unseen, spiritual world has been … Continue reading Fighting Demons (Mike Fox)

Sermon: Growing in Wisdom

They found him...sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions...And Jesus grew in wisdom." (Luke 2:46, 52) Jesus was a middle schooler once. Can you imagine that? Popping pimples. Voice cracking. Surging hormones. Changing body. Our stained glass images of a stoic Jesus the Son of God and second person of the … Continue reading Sermon: Growing in Wisdom