Common Good Spirituality by Christopher Mack

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-12 Common Good Spirituality I entered into the Christian faith at age thirteen. My parents joked that becoming a devout Christian was my form of “teenage rebellion.” They attended church sparingly. I jumped into my new faith with all the zeal and enthusiasm you might expect from an adolescent. My closet filled […]

Good News Welcomed

Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1, 9-17 Goods News Welcomed From death to life. That was what the cleansing of Naaman’s skin disease was like. 2 Kings 5 invites us to consider Naaman, a mighty commander of a foreign army. He likely would have been on the cover of magazines as a rising star and leader among […]

A Good Man Is Hard To Have Around

Scripture: Luke 23:32-46 Flannery O’Connor’s famous short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” explores human nature in terms of good and evil; and moral development. It involves an escaped convict simply called the Misfit and his eventual unnerving encounter with a family on a road trip. One of the more unnerving aspects of […]