“Searching for the Thread”

September 17, 2017
... As time passed, this was one of the things that differentiated the ancient Hebrews from their neighbours. Eventually, of course, we came to hear of the ‘dedication’ of their…

“A Day for Delight”

September 10, 2017
In the Celtic tradition, both the Bible and Creation are considered revelations of the Sacred.  I am told that landscapes once occupied by the ancient Celts are dotted with high…
 “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is!"…
I like to think of the Beatitudes as ‘The Beautiful Sayings of Jesus.’  I find them beautiful because they speak light and hope and possibility into the depths of hurting,…
  Jack McComb, a beloved member of my first congregation, leaned into my ear on his way out of church after worship one Sunday and said with a wink and…

No Way. We Can’t Do It!

August 6, 2017
“No way.” “We can’t do it.” “We don’t have enough people/time/money…” We all know this, right? Boy, do we know it. That must have been what the disciples were thinking…

God is with me!

July 23, 2017
God is with me! It's a surprisingly common thing to hear, if you think about it. People make this claim all the time, in all sorts of situations both great…

You Call this Blessed?

June 25, 2017
In the Gospel of Matthew, The Sermon on the Mount, including that passage known as the beatitudes (or the beautiful sayings), which we read this morning, appears early in Jesus’…

The Illumined Life

June 25, 2017
According to the gospel of Matthew, The Sermon on the Mount, takes place early in Jesus’ ministry.  He has chosen and called the disciples, and has begun traveling throughout the…
Both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles are addressed to Theophilus, meaning ‘Lover of God’. Scholars are uncertain whether these early reports are addressed to a…