Astronaut Mark Watney finds himself stranded on Mars, cut off from the authority that was supposed to be watching over him. This is a feeling mirrored in the lectionary readings from Job and the Psalms. The novel/film “The Martian” provides an illustration to explore the experience of feeling abandoned by God.
On the seventy year anniversary of Bonhoeffer’s death, let us reflect on a quote that should guide us in how we approach, plan, and practice worship.
Chip and Dan Heath deliver a great framework on how to understand and enact change. While it is a quick read full of interesting examples, you will soon see that there is depth here as well. I was able to present the material in a sermon series, and it was well received.
If you buy healthy food, you have healthy options. It is a simple idea, and yet we blame what we put in our mouths without taking responsibility for what we put in our own shopping carts. There is a lesson to be learned here when we look for solutions in the church.