In which the Daughters of Zelophehad lay down the smack for Moses and the assembled Israelites, and God gives them a solid thumbs-up.
In which my love of astronomy collides with Genesis 2. And feminism. And Jesus.
The despairing parents and the frightened children on our border need the comfort of the gospel that the will of the God who has claimed them and loved them is for their safety and their peace…but I think we might need it even more.
Jesus goes to the cross for everyone: he goes for the Pharisees just as much as he goes for the tax collectors and the Gentiles. He goes for the people who have figured out how to sing the scale just as much as he goes for those lost in discord and disharmony.
Well? Is it? This is the first sermon of a series on the Genesis matriarchs and patriarchs. Today: the birth of Isaac.
Oh, hello, blog land! It's only been, like...TWO AND A HALF MONTHS. You know what's hard? Ministry. Ministry is hard. And blogging about the things you're learning about and through ministry is hard, because those learning things are connected to actual real people, and actual real people, understandably, can find it somewhat weird when their pastor blogs …
Congregational singing is remarkable, a gospel response to the world’s brokenness.