Almost Famous

The Gospel-writer Mark says that after his wonder-working miracles, Jesus’ “fame began to spread.” Was Jesus famous? Almost famous? Is there any spiritual danger in our focusing on fame? Even the fame of Jesus?

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Broken Hallelujahs: I Was Small

Zaccheus was a wee little man …. In just six words the familiar Sunday School song tells us a story. It’s not easy being small in a world that celebrates the bigness of things and people. Have you ever felt small? In our series “Broken Hallelujahs,” we look at the many experiences in life that […]

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Broken Hallelujahs: I Was Invisible

See me. From infancy through the end of life we have a human need to be seen by those around us. When our needs, our dreams, our very presence are completely ignored we begin to feel invisible. The poor man Lazarus was invisible to a wealthy landowner at whose gates he was laid. When have […]

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Broken Hallelujahs: I Was Useless

Our culture rewards us for being accomplished, getting things done, contributing. But some seasons we just feel useless. What does the Gospel have to say about God’s response to the useless? Is there any good news?

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As we enter the season of Lent we are reminded that every person has something they hope to conceal from others. That includes me and you. Lent invites us to bring out into the light of Christ those aspects of our lives that we try to hide. Who decides when the truth should come out? […]

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