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October 10 and 13

When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation. The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here! The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here! – Luke 11:29-32

What word or phrase captures your imagination?

What does this passage have to say about your day?

What does the scripture ask you to do, be or change?


October 2 and 4

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

What is the word of phrase that sticks out to you?

What does this passage say about your day?

What is the reading asking you to do, be or change?


September 25 – 27

Free Prayer on Luke 9:46-50

An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.”   John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.”

What is the word or phrase that stick out to you?

What does this passage say about your day?

What is this passage asking you to do, be or change?


September 12 & 15, 2016

Free Prayer on Luke 7:1-10

After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy of having you do this for him, for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.” And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and the slave does it.” When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

What is the word or phrase that stick out to you?

What does this passage say about your day?

What is this passage asking you to do, be or change?


February 8, 2016
Super Bowl Commercials

1. What was your favorite Super Bold Commercial?
2. What was your least favorite?
3. What did you find compelling?
4. What is the most effective way to communicate?
5. What is the most fruitful way to communicate good news?

February 1, 2016
Trump’s unorthodox campaign faces first test in Iowa.

1. What is orthodoxy?
2. What makes Trump and Sanders unorthodox?
3. Are you orthodox or unorthodox?
4. What do you find testing?

January 25, 2016
Flint Water Crisis

1. How did lead get into the Flint Water?

2. Who will be hurt the most?

3. How shall we respond?

4. How does John 4: 13-14 impact your reflection on the Flint Water Crisis?


Dec 7, 2015
What is Advent?

1. As a season on the church calendar, where does Advent fit?

2. How many candles are there on an Advent wreath? Name them.

3. What are we preparing for, during this season?

4. What color is used to celebrate the season? Why?


Nov 30, 2015
Obama: Climate summit a ‘rejection’ of terror

1. How is the US Participation a rejection of terror?

2. What are other ways to reject terror?

3. Why is the angel Gabriel’s greeting, “Do not be afraid”?

4. What terrorizes you?


Nov 9, 2015
Fugitive nabbed after posting to Facebook

1. When and where was your last selfie?

2. How does social media connect us?

3. How does social media disconnect us?

3. How is our world captivated by social media?


Oct 26, 2015
Alien Superstructure or Parade of Comets?

1. What if we are not alone in the universe?

2. Why is it taking so long to connect with intelligent life beyond Earth?

3. How is crowd sourcing changing our culture?

4. How can science and faith interact?


Oct 19, 2015
Female Viagra and the Technology of Sex

1. How long should an erection last before one should notify a doctor?

2. How has the pharmaceutical industry influenced America’s love life?

3. How does Addyi differ from male sexual dysfunctional medicines like Viagra?

4. Why do you think we are turning to technology to kindle intimacy between lovers?


Oct 11, 2015
Michigan Week! 5, 2015

1. Where will you watch the game?

2. Who do you favor?

3. Who do you think will win?

4. Who is David and who is Goliath?

5. Why is there so much hype about college football?


Flint Water In-Security

1. What would you do if the tap water made you sick?

2. What would it be like to have to put up with this problem for over a year?

3. Who is to blame for this problem?

4. Who is hurt the most?

5. How is this problem in Flint a warning sign of broader water insecurity for our world?


Sep 28, 2015

The Pope goes to Washington D.C.

1. What is the relationship between church and state?

2. How does Congress impact the poor?

3. Why did the Pope stress climate change?

4. What did you think the Pope meant by ” The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.”?


Sep 21, 2015

World’s first Head Transplant! Whaaa? 

1. Why (or why not) will this person will survive?

2. What will be different about this person if they survive the procedure?

3. In what biological organ does the human conscience reside?

4. Where does the soul come into play?


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