Scripture - Colossians 2:8-12 One of the greatest philosophers of the 17th century was John Locke. He rejected several previous streams of thought & sketched out a way of looking at the world which influenced the thought of not only his native England, but also of Europe & America as well. Was is not so well known is that Locke was actively involved in politics. He opposed the rule of the English kings Charles II & James II, at a time when revolutionaries did what they did
Scripture - Luke 10:38-42 Our Savior, Jesus Christ, commends Mary for sitting at his feet, listening to his words: Mary has chosen the better part. It won’t be taken away from her. Like your friend Mary, we long to hear your word, Lord. Amen. We live in a world of crazy reality TV shows with plenty of drama. Just take a look at The Bachelor, The Real Housewives series, or Love Island & you will see outrageous at its best. We have experienced political seasons play out as
Scripture - Luke 10:25-37 Who is NOT interested in eternal life? Anyone? All of us are, or we wouldn’t be here How would you answer the legal expert? Jesus said, “You tell me.” The expert replied by repeating the Great Commandment; THE commandment Jesus’ reply to the legal expert: “Good answer!” Jesus compliments the expert, but doesn’t leave well enough alone! DO THIS & you will live. Knowing the right answer, knowing how to answer the question is not enough Jesus then giv
Scripture - Luke 9:51-62 The most famous work of early English literature is Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. As we read it today, we get a sudden & vivid picture of life in the 14th century, & of the rich & diverse human characters of the time, with their joys & sorrows, their sins & saintliness. It is almost as if we knew them for ourselves. For those who didn’t read the book in school, it is a collection of 24 stories written by Chaucer sometime between 1387 & 1400.