The Church of the Palms, UCC, will be dedicating the sculpture Homeless Jesus on Saturday, November 18, at 11 am. The community is welcome to join the unveiling. Created by artist Timothy Schmalz, Homeless Jesus, as a piece of public art at The Church of the Palms, has a vital and moving, though at times… Continue reading Homeless Jesus Unveiled
Halloween is not a big Sun City thing. But in a way, Halloween is a time when America gets it right. Permit me to explain. The age restrictions of our area tend to curtail trick-or-treating in our town. But we can still learn from it. If we turn the perspective around, Halloween is when America… Continue reading Halloween is when America is most like Jesus.
official press release: SUN CITY, AZ: The Church of the Palms, United Church of Christ, 14808 North Boswell Blvd., Sun City, AZ announces the unveiling of “Homeless Jesus” – a life-size bronze statue by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz, Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11 am. Schmalz will deliver a presentation on the role of public… Continue reading “Homeless Jesus” sculpture dedication November 18
What would it look like if Jesus’ followers reviewed him like students review teachers? Strange thought, I know. But that was precisely Amanda Lehr’s thesis. Here’s my weird spin on that idea. Professor Jesus’ reviews from students like you and me: Where are we challenged by a Risen Jesus? How hard are God’s assignments for… Continue reading If Jesus’ followers reviewed him on Rate My Professor
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, as when he comes into our lives as the presence of God, it was a time of rejoicing. If people hadn’t cheered, even the rocks in the street would have cried out! The week soon turned into a different direction. Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling… Continue reading This week has taken a different direction…
Now that Christmas day is over, what does Jesus look like to you? We’ve just managed to make it through another season of shopping, rushing, parties, cooking, relatives, food, and such. So, what did you learn about what Jesus looks like? Well, the baby born in Bethlehem looks like anything but a king to me.… Continue reading I see Jesus in other ways.
Instructions: This is an “open book” test. The answers are found in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21, and Acts 1. You may do it by yourself or in a group. Comparing answers is encouraged. Place an “x” on the line if you think the answer is Biblically correct. Share this with neighbors,… Continue reading Easter Pop Quiz