Jesus Christ calls us to be a joyful community that celebrates God's love, transforms lives, and is a force for justice in the world.

Sermons on Luke

Risen for us

When the church says or sings “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” It’s always in the present tense. That’s a present-tense proclamation. It’s a statement about the fierce resilience of life—how evil, how empire, how the systems, and forces that threaten to overwhelm us all did not win. Love did.

Colt vs. War Horse

What’s that old saying, “Might makes right?” Jesus takes a different path. This righteous rule of justice and peace for which we hope does not and will not come in traditional packaging. Jesus taught us this much…

WeCroak

In other words, change your life. Now. Live your life in such a way that it makes a difference to others around you, friend and stranger alike, especially the down-and-out, especially those who are cast aside.

Luke 6:17-38

There was an article in the New York Times Magazine this week about people who are wealthy, successful, and miserable. The title was “America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful, and Miserable.” The summary said: He makes 1.2 million dollars a year. He’s unhappy because his work feels meaningless. He can’t take a pay cut because he feels locked into the lifestyle. He’s one…