A grand entrance does not presage an easy visit. The raucous demonstration touched off by Jesus’ arrival makes the knowledge he carries that much heavier. Recognizing Jesus on Palm Sunday gives us what we
When the shouting is over and everyone’s filled with hope and anticipation, it’s time to get serious. Rev Matt’s meditation is titled “Recognition.” With Laura Intravia directing the socially-distanced Center Church Choral Ensemble. Scripture
The least popular man in town gets the most attention from Jesus. Is that a problem for you? Rev Matt’s meditation is titled “Descendant.” With Laura Intravia directing the socially-distanced Center Church Choral Ensemble.
Our idea of who is welcome to be friends or family tends to place many on the outside. Jesus placing Zacchaeus not only on the inside but as a model of Abraham’s inheritance scandalizes
If we are living somewhere in the vast middle of things the idea of very poor or very wealthy is something we seldom consider. This story reaches beyond our lived experience at both ends
You can’t take it with you when you’re gone. If that’s shocking, find out what you should be doing now. “Extremes” is Rev Matt’s meditation title. With social-separated music from the Center Church Choral
Three stories, and something’s lost in each one. Sheep, coin, son … who will get them back? Rev Matt’s meditation is titled “Value.” With Laura Intravia and the socially distanced Center Church Choral Ensemble.
It’s a little unsettling to have something missing from a collection or a grouping but we learn to live with it. Jesus turns that thinking on its head with these stories that value finding