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Stories Jesus Told, Part III

February 7, 2017

We've started a winter series at Reservoir, "Stories Jesus Told." As I shared in our first talk, the idea is that the most striking thing about Jesus as a teacher is that he mainly taught by telling stories. I reminded us that of the many stories Jesus may have told, his four original biographers passed down 45 to us. ..

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Stories Jesus Told, Part II

January 22, 2017

We've started a winter series at Reservoir, "Stories Jesus Told." As I shared in our first talk, the idea is that the most striking thing about Jesus as a teacher is that he mainly taught by telling stories. I reminded us that of the many stories Jesus may have told, his four original biographers passed down 45 to us. ..

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How Cognitive Generosity Makes You a Better Neighbor and Citizen

January 18, 2017

This is part three in an occasional series on being part of diverse communities. These blogs are meant to explore in brief some of the why of diverse community involvement - why such a thing is great for us, great for the broader worlds we live in, and even central to the story of what Jesus is doing on earth, as I und..

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Stories Jesus Told, Part I

January 14, 2017

We've started a winter series at Reservoir, "Stories Jesus Told." As I shared in our first talk, the idea is that the most striking thing about Jesus as a teacher is that he mainly taught by telling stories. I reminded us that of the many stories Jesus may have told, his four original biographers passed down 45 to us. ..

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One Reason You Want to Be in Diverse Communities

December 15, 2016

This past week, a number of us attended a Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) event called "Out of Many, One." The inspiration was the United States founding motto, E Pluribus Unum, which translates as the title of this gathering. The founding fathers wrote this, envisioning a unity of the original 13 colonie..

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Christmas Talks I Won’t Give (Yet)

December 13, 2016

I'm not preaching this Sunday, but I'll speak a bit at two different services around Christmas Sunday. Letting my mind warm up a bit to the task, and inspired by one of our band leader's desire to play a Rolling Stone song at our candlelight Christmas Eve service, here are three talk ideas I'm pretty sure I'll never us..

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