Ken explores the nature of temptation and how to deal with it. Sometimes, as in Matthew 4: 1-11, they’re big and dramatic, but in our lives they’re more likely to start as tiny, seemingly harmless invitations to take the easy way that grow over time to soul-destroying magnitude.
Starting from the the story of Jesus recruiting the Apostles to change their career paths (John 1:29-42) Ken explores what “Retirement” really means in our modern age. Perhaps “Encore” is a more fitting description, especially when we consider how often it can be more meaningful and rewarding than our ”Act [...]
Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth, urging them to grow up! (1 Corinthians 3: 1-9) . . . a noisy baby (and his noisier parents) disturbing the peace of Ken’s favorite Berkeley coffee shop . . . and the work of our Search Committee. The dots connect to paint [...]
Starting from 1 Corinthians 1: 1-10, which was a letter to a church with a lot of problems, Ken looks at the essentials of what makes a church healthy. His conclusion is that it is a strong self-awareness focused on the “Three Gs”: Grace, Gifts and the Guarantee of God’s [...]
Ken explores the tendency we all have to like some people (or children!) more than others. The message for us in Acts 10: 34-43 is not that this is inherently bad, but that we are challenged to rise above those feelings and act with impartiality.