January 27th – Steve Jungkeit

Texts: Matthew 5: 13-16; Romans 13: 11-14 The Ears of the Heart: Benedictine Wisdom for a World in Flux               Here’s a short passage from a book entitled After Virtue, by Alisdair MacIntyre, a study of philosophical ethics that has had an outsized...

January 20th – Steve Jungkeit – with audio

Texts: Ezekiel 47: 6b-12; Jeremiah 17: 7-8 Tree by Tree: A Restless Child of the Promise             The Hebrew prophets and their vision of a peaceable kingdom have been stirring my imagination over the past couple of months, beginning in Advent and now continuing...

January 13th – Steve Jungkeit – with audio

Texts:  Genesis 31: 44-49; Isaiah 21: 6-8 Live at the Mizpah Café             Since the beginning of Advent, we’ve been circling around the dreams of human flourishing that are found throughout the pages of Scripture, but that are given special prominence in the weeks...

January 6th – Carleen Gerber – with audio

 Isaiah 9:2 and 6-7 Matthew 2:1-12 Hebrews 13:14 “No Longer at Home in the Old Dispensation…”         And so we have come through Advent, we have soldiered through Christmas, and today we find ourselves on the day of the Kings: known in the church year as Epiphany...

December 30th – Steve Jungkeit

The Christmas Dog Part I               Before there were kids, before there were a string of Christmas Eve services to keep us up late, before there was an endless series of preparations, when things were altogether quieter, I fell into the habit of stealing away...