October 31, 2016

17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation;  (2 Corinthians...

August 16, 2016

The age old question is this:  If God is all loving and all powerful, why would there ever be suffering?

To understand God’s work in the face of human suffering, we have to totally rethink what we mean when we say God’s power.

We like the plain old garden variety of powe...

August 8, 2016

This week God continues to speak.  Job gets what he wants - for God to show Godself.  And God does, but still doesn't fix Job's problems - in fact God doesn't even really directly answer Job's questions about why all these terrible things have happened.  But God does g...

August 4, 2016

Different faith traditions have different understandings of what it means to say “God has a plan.”  Some believe that God has everything mapped out.  What work to do…who to marry…and so on.  In that view, our job is to discern that path and get on it.  In this view, Go...

July 25, 2016

This week we addressed Job's anger with God.  He can't understand why all these terrible things have happened to him.  He's angry with God - especially God's silence.  

In his book Night, Elie Wiesel talks about Yom Kippur in the concentration camp.  The...

July 18, 2016

 Job 2:11-13; 3:1-4, 11; 4:2-9; 7:11-21

So Job passed the first test from the Satan.  But the Satan still doubts his faithfulness.  So he goes back to God.  Guest preacher Daryl Bohac said it well - Satan doubts in Job but God believes in him.  Satan doubts us...it's Go...

July 12, 2016

Job 1:1-22

This week we begin our journey into the heart of the most difficult aspect of our faith - how a good and loving God can allow the suffering we experience.  Job seems to be a victim of a deadly game between God and the Satan - the Accuser.  This story is not m...

April 4, 2016

There are two things I keep reading a lot about lately.  One is intentional and the other is something that keeps showing up on my Facebook news feed.  The one that keeps showing up on my Facebook feed has to do with Sabbath, and more specifically Sabbath rest.  A coll...

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