Crumbs of Faith

Matthew 15:21-28. Jesus uses the faith of a marginalized woman to expose our pride and invites us to a better way.

Steve DeNeff - 1 Samuel 1:1-20. The story of Hannah is the story of a woman and a nation who is barren, “who cannot bring salvation, who cannot give b...View Details

Simple, Not Easy

Eric Crisp - 2 Kings 5:1-16. Naaman's successful life is summarized in a few sentences but the final phrase, "he suffered from leprosy," overshadows e...View Details

The God in Negative Space

Steve DeNeff - Esther 3:1-6; 4:1-17. When God seems absent, look for Him in the negative space, in the places between the other things you’ve been loo...View Details

Matthew Beck - 1 Kings 17:7-24. Israel has lost her way. Her kings are evil; her prophets, rejected; widows, abandoned; and sons, without breath. A de...View Details

Transitions

Steve DeNeff - Genesis 45:1-11; 46:1-7. How do we manage the many transitions we’ve been asked (required?) to make in the last year of our lives?  Tow...View Details

Downstream

Ethan Linder - Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10. From Moses’ life, we learn that the world is littered with possibilities of divine intervention (burning bushes, p...View Details

The Dreamer

Steve DeNeff - Genesis 37:2-11; 12-13, 17b-28. “Then he remembered the dream…”. We’ve all had dreams, at one time or another, but where did they come ...View Details

Seen By God

Eric Crisp - Genesis 16:1-16. Protagonists of many stories have to survive wilderness experiences. We watch them overcome struggles of circumstance or...View Details

Eucatastrophe

Steve DeNeff - Genesis 12:1-7. The Bible is full of stories that convict and inspire, but what if we read them again, this time as fairy tales, each w...View Details

The Gospel as Comedy

Matthew Beck - Acts 12:6-17. The book of Acts, more than any other book in the Bible, tells the Story of God with humor. The Holy Spirit-filled apostl...View Details

When the Spirit Comes

Lenny Luchetti - Acts 1:1-11; 2:1-13. Most of us wonder what will or should happen when the Holy Spirit comes upon the church. But according to Acts, ...View Details

Before and After

Ethan Linder - Luke 19:1-9. The story of Zacchaeus shows us how an ordinary day can be transformative for our values. In one meal, Zacchaeus transitio...View Details

Anti-Fragile

Steve DeNeff - Psalm 46:1-11; John 20:19​-23. Things are changing quickly in our world (Psalm 46) but in the midst of all that change is a Community o...View Details

Hearts on Fire

Steve DeNeff - Psalm 119:97-105; Luke 24:13-16, 28-32, 36-37, 44-45. What is written in the Scriptures? How do we read them?  Why do some have more su...View Details

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