In ancient Israel the daughters of a man who had no sons sought justice for themselves and their family. As a consequence women were able to claim an inheritance and not lose ancestral property.
While it is true that fear is a basic human emotion it is also true that we give it undue influence.
Far more than the only book in the Bible in which God is not mentioned, Esther is a story of courage and keeping faith in dangerous and demanding times.
Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration makes it clear that while Moses, Elijah, Peter, James and John are important, only Jesus is essential.
Healthy communities have clean air, good jobs and respectful ways of interacting.
We are to join Jesus in refusing to ask if others are worthy of Mercy.
Jesus embraced the teachings of the Old Testament, especially those that expressed concern for the well-being of the most vulnerable members of society.
Our preacher, 9th grader Elijah Scott, shares with us his understanding of the importance of God’s faithfulness.
Paul admonishes us to “discern the body.” This remains a crucial practice, especially in congregations that value diversity.
It is important to notice to whom King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” is addressed.