Women Leaders?

Judges 5:1-18, Acts 2:1-21, Matthew 28:1-10 As most of you know I follow the daily lectionary for my morning devotions. All three of today’s readings have women playing a prominent role in God’s mission. Granted, the Bible as a whole is a fairly patriarchal book. God’s revelation of his will in Scripture and history is…Read more »

Guide Your Heart

“Listen, my child, and be wise, and guide your heart on the right way” (Proverbs 23:19). Guide your heart. Not “follow your heart.” I understand the bit of wisdom contained in the latter. Sometimes when we’re confused, or feeling pressure from others, it may be important to go with our heart or our gut. That’s better…Read more »

Manna Anyone?

In today’s Old Testament reading (Exodus 16:10-22), the Israelites get their first taste of “manna” – the honey tasting flakes that would descend upon their camp six days a week for 40 years. (On the sixth day they were to gather enough for two days. Both God and his people would rest on the seventh…Read more »

The Tester

So does God ever test us? We talk about the devil tempting us, but does God ever test us, and how do we know the difference? Soon after I came to BRC I preached a sermon where I suggested that the same event can be a trial, a temptation and a test. It’s like looking…Read more »