Monthly Archives: November 2016

08 – Preparing the Way: The Annunciation

Happy First Sunday of Advent!

Today we start a series for Advent: Preparing the Way. We’ll be learning from Mary as we journey with her from the Annunciation to the birth of Christ.

Scripture for today’s episode is from Luke 1:26-38.

06 – Getting to the Heart of Idolatry

“You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image…you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God…” Ex 20:3-5 & Dt 5:7-9.

This first commandment has two parts. The first part is “You shall have no other gods before me. The second part is about graven images. Sometimes we run these two parts together and come away with the idea idolatry is simply worshiping graven images. Idolatry, however, is often much more subtle than totem poles and statues.

05 – Discernment As Cooperative Gameplay

There are different types of games. The most common are competitive where the players work against each other trying to win. There are also games which are cooperative where the players work together to try to accomplish an objective in order to win.

The process of discernment is more like a playing a cooperative game than a competitive game.