Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts

Check out Fr. Brad’s insights on his Sunday sermons:

  • God Will
    As I said last Sunday,being a person of faith can be difficult,especially when we misunderstand what that means. In our culture of “get what you want when you want to get it,”engaging faith can be confusing. Tag to that a propensity for our minds to think that the theology of the “God wants you to be wealthy” crowd has something to itor that, for some reason, thinking we deserve this or that,and we can set ourselves up for problems. Faith […]
  • Who We Are
    Different.That’s who we are.At least, that’s who we are supposed to be. Different.Other.Unique.Peculiar.Holy.Righteous. But, different than what?The world. What does the Bible mean by the world?The things opposed to God’s justice and peace.The things that keep us focused on us and not the other. In Sunday’s sermon, I tried to show and communicate that we have an opportunity to invest in the things that will last. The readings from this week encouraged us both to see what is true about […]
  • Out of the Blue
    Last Sunday, I shared an encouragement from Luke 10.We are to focus on the “being” part of lifeas opposed to the “doing” part.This thought is taken from the Gospel reading from Luke 10:38-42. It is the story of Martha fulfilling her hostess duties(which were always done by the women)and Mary, her sister, neglecting to help Marthaby sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to His teaching. In that story, Jesus praises Mary for having “chosen the better part.”This act of […]
  • Come to the Table
    Greetings friends! Sunday our lectionary readings focused on seeking and pursuing—both God seeking us and our seeking of God. We learned that he seeks and invites us into a relationship with him “just as we are” in all of our goodness, weirdness, and not despite of, but because of, our weaknesses. He invites us to be his children, and to be a part of his very own kingdom. For some of us, that offer is hard to imagine. We focus […]
  • What We’re Due
    What is really ours in this life?What do we really earn for ourselves?And can we really take credit for much of anything? We,together,are largely where we are because of others that have come before us. Yes.Our efforts help and put is in the right places,but without the help of others, we would not be where we are. The image from Scripture is, Since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses,let us run the race before us with perseverance.” […]