An Economy of Grace

Luke 14:1, 7-14 [Watch sermon here.] Jesus enters a dinner party and immediately offers a critique, saying “When you host a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your siblings, your relatives, or rich neighbors. If you do, they will invite you in return. Instead, when you throw a party, invite the poor, the disabled, those whoContinue reading “An Economy of Grace”

Joy’s Birthday Party: Sept. 10

Hello, welcome to my birthday party! I turn 37 on September 8; to celebrate, I am running the Ultra Trail Harricana 65K on September 10. This race is my birthday party! I invite you to attend my birthday party digitally, or in person if you would like to travel to Quebec. To attend my virtualContinue reading “Joy’s Birthday Party: Sept. 10”

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Isaiah 58:9b-14 [Watch sermon here.] Dream. Isaiah invites us to dream of the world God desires for us. Dreamily, Isaiah writes, God will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong. What do you think it means that God wants to make our bones strong? Here is aContinue reading “Let Your Imagination Run Wild”

Subtle Splendor

Luke 12:32-40 [Watch sermon here.] Jesus preaches,“Make for yourselves wallets that don’t wear out—a treasure in heaven that never runs out.No thief comes near there, and no moth destroys.” There is not an occasional break-in into our soul,but a serial robbery: a constant infiltration of voicesthat burglarizes our focus and besieges us with distractions. JesusContinue reading “Subtle Splendor”