I feel that I am a man. And I feel that a man is a very important thing— maybe more important than a star. This is not theology. I have no bent
towards gods. But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely, unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed—because, ‘Thou mayest.’
— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Genesis 4:1-16

Sunday, March 13, 2016


An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There’s a punishment for it, and it’s usually crucifixion.
— John Steinbeck, East of Eden
When we remember the death we deserve to die, we will be moved to remember the death the Lord did in fact die—because his took the place of ours.
— Walt Wangerin, Jr.

Genesis 3:14-24

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Falling Fast

Man, the world ain’t s’pposed to work like this. Maybe you don’t know that, but this ain’t the way it’s s’pposed to be. I’m s’pposed to be able to do my job without askin’ you if I can. And that dude is s’pposed to be able to wait with his car without you rippin’ him off. Everything’s s’pposed to be different than what it is here.
— Grand Canyon

Genesis 3:1-7

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The State of City Church 2016

The church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him to not be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours and to come to church on Sundays. What the church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make good tables.
— Dorothy Sayers

Genesis 2:1-17

Sunday, February 7, 2016