God’s Creative Connection – When Wonderful Is Hard

Dr. Steve Lindsley (Genesis 18: 1-15; 21: 1-7) Sarah laughed. That’s what jumps out at us in this story, don’t you think?  More than the three strangers who mysteriously showed up one day, catching Abraham’s attention.  More than the over-the-top hospitality Abraham...

Peter Writes His Easter Story

Steve Lindsley (Acts 8: 26-40) For the past few weeks we’ve been reliving the Easter story of our faith – and not just the “day of resurrection” story but some of the subsequent Easter stories that sprung from it.  We’ve been doing this in the spirit of the Toni...

Cleopas Writes His Easter Story

Steve Lindsley (Luke 24: 13-35) In this Easter season that extends beyond the day of resurrection itself, we are considering the Easter stories of those in the early days of the church who took time to write them down – taking to heart the essence of Toni...

Peter Writes His Easter Story

Steve Lindsley (John 21: 1-19) Back on Easter Sunday we talked about how the gospel of Mark leaves much up in the air when it comes to Easter morning – no Jesus sighting, no evidence, and no stories of how the faithful lived into resurrection’s light.  We lifted...

Solidarity Costs Something

Rebecca Heilman (John 20: 19-31) The reality of a country and society burdened by systems of oppression that reduces the availability of medical treatment, clean water, or a safe environment meant I attended many funerals during my one-year time in Zambia. Zambia is...