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…

Being Born Again

January 28, 2018
Again and again, throughout John’s gospel Jesus is referred to as the 'Light of the world.’ And, it seems, Nicodemus, like so many others, is being inextricably drawn to the…

Provocateur Extraordinaire!

January 21, 2018
In the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, this event often referred to as, “The Cleansing of the Temple,” happens near the end of Jesus’ ministry, and is presented as…

On the Third Day…

January 14, 2018
As we begin this passage, we begin a portion of John known by Biblical Scholars as, “The Book of Signs.” With its first words, we already hear echoes of the…

What are you seeking?

January 7, 2018
Jesus notices two young men following him and asks, “What are you seeking?” “What are you looking for?”

“Here I Am!”

October 15, 2017
“Why do we continue to read, explore, and mine these ancient scriptures of ours?  Why care about the lives of people living in times so very different from our own? …
In the Celtic tradition, it is said that the light of God shines through creation—through sun, moon and stars; through desert, forest, and glen, through guppy, cow, and crow.  Perhaps,…
The cries of the broken, wounded, and oppressed of our world still rise up to God today. We hear their voices too. We hear their voices when we turn on…

Reflections on Jacob & Esau

September 24, 2017
... Passing on the mantle of one’s inheritance and authority is often a tricky business. If there are tensions amongst family members, they tend to show up—sometimes in spades! Isaac’s…