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Heads Will Roll

Heads Will Roll

Heads Will Roll The story of an insane, self-important, opportunistic, incestuous, tyrannical (but pretty small-time) political family is dropped into the Gospel of Mark just as Jesus’ ministry is taking off.  Herod and company are quite the soap opera.  He...
The Call to Discipleship

The Call to Discipleship

The Call to Discipleship Using poetry from Lifting Hearts off the Ground: Declaring Indigenous Rights in Poetry, by Lyla June Johnston & Joy De Vito, Pastor Melanie reflects on the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and on what Jesus’ followers are called to...
Saints and Troublemakers

Saints and Troublemakers

Pastor Amy recites the tale of Elijah’s encounter with King Ahab and the dramatic showdown on Mount Carmel.  Elijah was accused by the king of being a troublemaker.  He absolutely was.  In the way he challenged courageously, engaged humor and sarcasm (he had a...
Needing More Beauty

Needing More Beauty

A woman anoints Jesus’ head with precious perfume. She offers this extravagant – even wasteful – gift under the angry eyes of the disapproving disciples. Yet Jesus says of that “what she has done will be told in memory of her.”  Sheldon...
David Is Not Jesus

David Is Not Jesus

King David is unmatched in the Hebrew Bible in stature and name recognition. How can this flawed and fallible person be THE ONE that is so lauded and admired? Pastor Amy tries to cut through the “himpathy” and propaganda to see David with the eyes of...