Author Archives: Jim Hoffman

About Jim Hoffman

Pastor, teacher, leader, novice blogger, wanna be author and Christian conversationalist. Passionate about environmental architecture - creating spaces where people can foster new or growing relationships with each other and God. Currently leads a faith community on Ward Parkway in Kansas City and happily married to Margaret. Blessed with four adult children and two grandsons.

Faithfulness – Going Deeper with Job

One of the major theological questions of today is “if God is good and in control, then why do bad things continue to happen to good people?” This is called the “theodicy question” and in our limited understanding of fairness … Continue reading

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Faithfulness – Job who faced total loss

One of the major theological questions of today is “if God is good and in control, then why do bad things continue to happen to good people?”  This is called the “theodicy question” and in our limited understanding of fairness … Continue reading

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Faithfulness – Noah who faced a mighty task

The Genesis account of Noah is one of several Ancient Near Eastern stories about the flood. God selects a righteous man for an impossible mission that won’t happen for some time. How many of us could conceive of doing something … Continue reading

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Treasure – Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing

Life today seems to be more complex and complicated than at any other time in history. But is it really? I would propose to you that we continue to worry about the same things that humans have worried about for … Continue reading

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Treasure – How do you give?

Almost every single one of us struggles and searches for the grand meaning to our lives.  Victor Frankel’s memoir about life in a Nazi concentration camp is titled Man’s Search for Meaning.  Even there he recognized the human need to … Continue reading

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Treasure – Two Masters

I find it difficult, actually impossible to do two tasks simultaneously. I cannot write a sermon while also trying to make phone calls or answer emails. They are separate tasks, separate masters. I have to learn to prioritize and say … Continue reading

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Treasure – Where is Your Heart?

Treasure – the people and things that you value the most in your life.  Jesus had a large crowd following him and according to Matthew’s gospel he shared with them several teachings called the Sermon on the Mount.  One of the … Continue reading

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