Preston Road Podcast

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Blessed are the Bankrupt

by SDusza32

Jesus begins his most famous sermon with a series of blessings. These blessings have a double function. They’re good news for those Jesus blesses. They also challenge our values, especially the kind of people we admire, celebrate, and imitate. At first glance, these blessings turn our world upside down. But what if it’s the other […]

Overcoming Identity Theft

by SDusza32

Guest Speaker: Jim Barnett, Minister to Young Adults 13 million US consumers  were victims of identity theft last year and an estimated $15 billion was stolen from them.  That number is awful, but there is something far more tragic: many Christians fall victim to the thief who comes to steal and kill and destroy, and […]

Immanuel

by SDusza32

As we begin to make the transition from anticipating God’s coming to celebrating the birth of Christ, we’ll explore how the name “Immanuel” can be both a comforting and challenging word from the Lord. Immanuel

God-Forsaken Places

by SDusza32

We’ll continue our journey toward Christmas through Advent by reading a text from Isaiah that reminds us there is no place or situation beyond the reach of God’s salvation. God-Forsaken Places

We Begin Again

by SDusza32

This Sunday is the first week of Advent. We’ll begin our time of preparation to celebrate the coming of Christ by reflecting on an inspiring vision of God’s dream for the world from the prophet Isaiah. We Begin Again

Soul Food

by SDusza32

Since Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday eating season, let us develop a robust theology of food so we may be thoroughly equipped to eat and drink to the glory of God. Soul Food

Stuck in a Sleepy World

by SDusza32

Some people love conflict, but others will do almost anything to avoid it. When our primary goal is to keep from making too much trouble for anyone, including ourselves, we can be lulled into a peaceful, comfortable, unengaged life. Stuck in a Sleepy World

Stuck in a Hostile World

by SDusza32

In our battle against injustice, in our quest to take down bullies, in our desire to make right what is wrong in our world, we must be careful not to become what we despise. Stuck in a Hostile World