Hope

In Luke 24, we're told about 2 people walking on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. This is the only time they appear in scripture, so we basically know nothing about them. In fact, for one of them we don't even have a name; the other is called Cleopas. Luke tells us that as they…

Get Real

Years ago, we did a series at church we called Get Real. The purpose was to look at some real stuff Jesus challenges us with, based on the book of Matthew. One Sunday during that series, we talked about real forgiveness. One of our groups got into some real difficult stuff -- wrestling with how forgiveness fits…

Looking for Hope on Google

Today, I was searching on Google News for hope. That sounds pretty desperate, doesn't it? Well, I wasn't searching for hope on Google; I was searching for the way hope appears in the news. And I found these headlines: Syrian Peace Talks: A Lot of Posturing, Some Signs of Hope – A reference to the last…