Hosea 11:1-11 A story of a deeply conflicted God: a God who has to discipline, but a God who has treated Israel with tender lovingkindness in its history—that sounds a note of hope for the future. God is the one who always longs to get God’s people out of Egypt—and Egypt out of God’s people.
Psalm 107:1-9, 43 A psalm of tangible trust: supplying real, tangible goods for our real, tangible needs. But are we willing to be the provision of God?
Colossians 3:1-11 How do we participate in the new humanity? Well, let’s talk about sex.
Luke 12:13-21 There are some kinds of fairness, justice, and judgment that Jesus doesn’t want anything to do with. Yes, we should be offended. We have a lot of stuff, so Jesus is talking to us.
This week we talked about the book Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most by Mark Scandrette.
Sean Gladding is a storyteller, pastor, writer, speaker, backyard chicken keeper, community gardener, and YMCA soccer coach. He is married to Rebecca, is father to Maggie and Seth, and they live, love, work and play in the MLK neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the author of The Story of God, the Story of Us and TEN: Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided and Worn-out Culture.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA. He is also serving as pastoral director for the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, will be out soon. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.