Series

Saying the Most Important Things

May 12, 2023   ·     •   John 14: 1-8

If there’s someone you know who is going through a hard time, embarking on an adventure, or has accomplished something they’ve worked hard for, I wonder what you might say to them, in wisdom and in love? What you might express by way of gratitude to those who have helped you along the way? More

We Will With God’s Help

Apr 09, 2023   ·     •   John 20: 19-31

God has broken into the world this morning; we must claim and act on it. God can transform an empty, dusty tomb devoid of life and turn it into a symbol of beauty, hope, and salvation.  More

The Wholeness Looks Different After You Have Been Broken

Apr 07, 2023   ·     •   John 18: 1-19; 42

I want to be a better listener, I want to have others listen better too. My hope, my goal, is that I try and turn inward and deal with my broken parts and places where Christ is not. Good Friday is good for that. More

Love One Another

Apr 06, 2023   ·     •   John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Maundy Thursday Today’s Gospel reading, and indeed today’s service, is one of urgency, challenge, and action. Let’s trace through some of it if it doesn’t feel that way. Urgency, because … More

Leave Her Alone Redux

Apr 03, 2022   ·     •   John 12: 1-8

“…we always have the poor because we are the poor. Jesus wouldn’t be with his friends physically again. This was their last time together, and it needed to be memorialized with a grand gesture, which Mary provided with all the love and compassion that was in her heart.” More

The Many Directions of Reconciliation  What it means to become God’s reconciliation in the world. 

Apr 11, 2021   ·  

So for reconciliation, there is a component of timing, being Thomas and Mary more than Jesus I can say that not much is instantaneous but a slow working of showing up and doing the day to day work of moving toward those I am out of reconciliation with.   The other component the other ‘ward’ the other movement towards reconciliation is the rooting out of bad information or a bad piece of the story we tell ourselves.   More

Christmas Lessons and Carols ~ God Goes Small

Dec 27, 2020   ·  

God took the time to keep making an effort with humanity. God saw that starting with small things sometimes led to bigger things. Perhaps you think that’s easy for God. But I think of those shepherds, or Joseph, or the Wise Men. None of them would probably live to even see Jesus as an adult or learn his teachings or see where his movement led, but they bowed down before something small because that’s how hope works. It’s not about evidence or outcomes, it’s about a way of life. A discipline. Anyone who has ever embarked on a discipline knows that you start small – the running shoes by the door, the alarm that wakes you for prayer, the one AA meeting you’ll go to just to mark it off your list.  More

What Does It Mean to Be a Witness?

Dec 13, 2020   ·  

Kids in the backseat

May 24, 2020   ·  

The apostles are in the back seat of the station wagon saying, “are we there yet?”. They have been saying it for a good long time and Jesus is saying “no, not yet.” Sound familiar? More

The Spirit Says: Write the Next Chapter!

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