Our Empowerment Houses in the News

“‘It gets disheartening to never have answers for people’s big problems,’ Bradley said. So 1208Greenwood is working to launch Empowerment Houses, which will provide transitional housing for the homeless and work with them to provide basic needs and help stabilize their lives.” Thanks to Marie for writing up this article for our #GivingTuesday campaign! Check out…

Empowerment Houses for the Homeless

Our #GivingTuesday campaign has begun and you can give quickly and directly via Facebook! What are we raising money for? Well that all starts with a story: Around the start of 2019, our church received word that Loretta—a neighbor of ours—had ended up in the hospital and wasn’t expected to survive. At the same time…

Kingdom Scribes

In today’s podcast message, after telling parable after parable, Jesus concludes with a short parabolic-like statement about a new kind of scribe that is informed by the Kingdom of Heaven. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

Living Hospitably

In our pursuit of individualism, American hospitality is dying. It’s not custom to greet new neighbors with a pan of brownies or get to know them at all, because (A) who knows how long they’ll be around and (B) getting to know people is now considered a violation of privacy. We would much rather sit…

Scribes & Widows

Jesus said death was ahead of him at Jerusalem and now it almost seems like he’s calling it out to come fight him. First he flips tables full of money at the temple; then he calls the Pharisees out on their hypocrisy; then he tells the Saducees that they’re, “Quite wrong”; and now he calls…