Jonah – In the Shade of the Kikayon

Jonah – In the Shade of the Kikayon

Jonah 4:1-10 1 Jonah was very indignant at this; he fell into a rage. 2 He prayed to Yahweh and said: ‘Ah! Yahweh, is this not just as I said would happen when when I was still in my own country? That was why I went and fled to Tarshish: I knew that you were a God of...
Small Stories, Big Ideas – The Great Banquet

Small Stories, Big Ideas – The Great Banquet

Luke 14:12-24 12 He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13 But when you give a...

Zacchaeus’ Sacrifice – Seeing the Lord

Luke 19:1-10 (tr. 1599 Geneva Bible) 1 Now when Jesus entered and passed through Jericho, 2 Behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief receiver of the tribute, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus, who he should be, and could not for the...
Selah – Ancient Songs Our Souls Still Sing – Psalm 23

Selah – Ancient Songs Our Souls Still Sing – Psalm 23

Psalm 23 A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I...
faith and film IV: Bridge of Spies

faith and film IV: Bridge of Spies

Leviticus 19:33-34 33When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. 34The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD...
The Friendly Beasts: O Night Bovine

The Friendly Beasts: O Night Bovine

Luke 2:1-7 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the...

Authentic Generosity

 Mark 12:38-44 38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets....