December 31, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
Over the last few years, I’ve been wrapped up in an HBO series called Games of Thrones. Similar to the Lord of the Rings saga, it’s full of epic battles, dragons, giants and magic. Of course, there are villains and heroes, princes and princesses, kings and queens, and a Khalessi. There are a lot of characters, a lot of drama, and a lot of fighting. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: beware, control, culture and society, diversity, ego, false idols, false kings, Game of Thrones, God's will, idolatry, Jay-Z, Kanye West, No Church in the Wild, perspective, pride, prophecy, respect, Revelation, sanctuary, selfishness, selflessness, the New Jerusalem, The time is near, Winter is coming
November 12, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
These are hard texts to read and unpack. These are not “kumbaya” passages! You might feel bad for the poor maidens who got shut out of the party. You might be angry at the maidens who didn’t share. You may wonder about the fairness of God. You may focus on Joshua telling the people that God will punish them if they do not follow the rules– and wonder about the love of God. I am with you…. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: blame, change, choices, crisis, gun lobby, gun violence, hate, horror, Joshua 24, light, mass shootings, Matthew 25, NRA, parable of the bridesmaids, politicians, politics, religion and politics, responsibility, sacrifice, sanctuary, shine
October 22, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
The last six weeks have been a revelation to me.
Six weeks ago, on Tuesday, Sept. 5 we welcomed Lenor Garcia into our church family. A stranger, an alien, and immigrant – we didn’t know her and she didn’t know us. And yet we opened our doors, and created a room and put in a shower and stood up to the powers that be and said: “You don’t separate a mother from her children.” Our faith won’t allow it. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: 2 Corinthians 9, abundance, change from the inside out, definition of church, Edwin Markham “Outwitted”, following Jesus, Immigration Task Force, J. Clif Christopher, our mission, power of the church, sanctuary, stewardship, the beloved community, Whose Offering Plate Is It?