Do You Love Me?

April 22, 2018
One of the things I love about the gospels is how human the disciples are.  Here we find them in the midst of what must have been a distressing, heart-breaking…

Martin Luther King

April 8, 2018
The time has come to tell the story I’ve never told.  I’ve been hesitant for many years and for a variety of my own reasons. It’s all began, by happenstance,…

The Triumph of Love

April 1, 2018
Sufi Mystic Rumi once wrote, “Spring is Christ, raising martyred plants from their shrouds.’ Celtic theologian, John Phillip Newell adds, “This Spring force is the Resurrection force deep in the…

Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018
Jesus seizes the moment.  The word has spread.  Crowds are running to meet him. They come carrying palm branches & raising their voices in the glad shout:  “Hosannah! ...
Sometimes when I ponder the events that lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus, I find my mind drawn to questions around how we define success.  As I look at…

What is Truth?

March 11, 2018
On June 5th, 1989 photographs and video were taken of a thin young man in a white shirt and black pants. He is holding a white plastic bag in each…

I am… I am not!

March 4, 2018
The woman at the gate asks Peter, “You are not one of this man’s disciples are you?” Peter has been with Jesus since the very beginning.  I have this beautiful…

Lazarus is Dead…

February 18, 2018
So much talk of death in this passage.  Lazarus, described as the one Jesus loves, is dying; then said-to-be fallen asleep; and when the metaphor is dropped, the reality is…

Healing of the Man Born Blind

February 11, 2018
The disciples ask Jesus, “Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  Or, more plainly, “What did he, or his parents do to deserve this?”  Behind…
As we move into our last few months together with me as your minister, perhaps your mind, like mine, is drawn to other farewells. Life is full of endings and…

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