Get Inconvenienced

“There is no human convenience without human inconvenience.” Bill Lee reminded us that the gospel of Jesus Christ is not a life of convenience in worship this morning, a service of healing for those suffering with HIV/AIDS. Mike and I were grateful to experience the power of God’s Spirit through

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The Illusion of Freedom

Freedom is something highly valued in our nation. Liberty is built into the DNA of our corporate life. We like having choices and dislike being told what we should or shouldn’t choose. The Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” has become the semi-Golden

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How much is too much?

Are 200 pea plants too many? I’m beginning to wonder. In my enthusiasm, I planted over 200 pea seeds this year. There are four successions of plantings, allowing continual picking for weeks.  My memories of sweet, fresh peas from last Spring lingered these last 10 months in such a way

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Season of Redemption

It’s almost the season of redemption, the season of Easter, celebrating the redemptive work of God in the raising of Jesus from the dead. Redemption gets fixed in time as a concrete event when “Easter the event” becomes definitive of God’s redemptive work as if it is God’s only redemptive

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Moral Crisis

We face a moral crisis in our State of California and it has to do with money. Jesus talked about “money”, financial resources a lot. Jesus talked about caring for the “least of these” a lot. Among other things he was a social prophet, firmly rooted in the prophetic tradition

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