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…

“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…