Our theme today is stewardship. We’ll ask what it is, where a spirit of generosity comes from, how we can grow in it, why it matters, and what’s at stake for a church of generous givers–or one that’s not.
When people say they don’t believe in God, mostly they mean that there’s no sign of a being up there deciding just how things will go, watching our every move, working out how to punish us for the bad things we do and bless us for the good. I don’t believe in that sort of god either, and I hope you don’t . . .
At the opening of a new year comes a sense for a fresh start. Our resolution feels strong, the goals worthwhile. And yet, there is a shadow over our smile, for we remember past resolutions, dusty boxes in the basement. Will this January be any different?
The fact that today’s so-called conservatives are willing to ravage the earth for the benefit of (some) current residents shows that they are not governed by principles, but merely by desire.
When all the candidates are reactionary or weak-willed, what if we could push them all out with a NO vote — and require a new election, with fresh candidates?
Something like eagerness for war seems to animate the fiery rhetoric of leaders and legislators on the right, who will not lift a finger for peace with Iran — but do keep one on the trigger.
There is something we all need before we die, if our last day might approach not as debilitating necessity or worse, an evil night meddling with all our days