Sermon: Exceeds Expectations

"Exceeds Expectations" (May 22, 2011) We think we know and understand this very familiar passage from the Gospel of John, but like so many things that we think are in the Bible, we overlay our own expectations on what we read, and let our brains fill in the rest. This sort of assumption, however, means… Continue reading Sermon: Exceeds Expectations

What Happens Tomorrow

I don't really want to give airtime to the ridiculous notion that the end of the world begins tomorrow. It's a non-biblical idea about rapture plucked from random texts and mashed together with poorly-constructed numerology and a re-calculated dating of Noah's Ark. It's a lot of nonsense. But really, it's much worse than that. First,… Continue reading What Happens Tomorrow

I do not think it means what you think it means…

I went to bed last night. My husband, awake an hour earlier than I this morning, was the one who told me that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. operatives. I read the headlines and watched the President's speech, and skimmed through Twitter, and began to develop a nasty, sickly feeling in my… Continue reading I do not think it means what you think it means…