We Never Walk Alone

Although, most of us would admit to loving a happy ending, the fact of the matter is, our life can lead us down some pretty dark and difficult paths. We cannot live very long without experiencing some sorrow and grief in this world. It is inevitable; and I think our inclination is to get past … Read more…

How can I live for God?

The biblical story of “Doubting Thomas” is a well-worn, often mis-read story. It is quite familiar, at least in part, to many people, even folks who have never read the Bible. Throughout history, Thomas became synonymous with someone who had trouble believing in something. At first glance, the story does give the impression that the … Read more…

He is Risen!

I have always been fascinated with foreign languages, most likely because I love words and being able to communicate with everyone I meet. Several years ago, while on a mission trip in Costa Rica, I met a woman named Esperanza. She lived with her children in a tin shack with on again/off again electricity and … Read more…

Unbind him, and let him go

“Unbind him, and let him go.” I’m always amazed when I see an illusionist that can get out of tight, often dangerous situations. Whether they are tied up with ropes or handcuffs or straitjackets, they come out at the end of the illusion, unscathed and free of their fetters. In yesterday’s Gospel, we have the … Read more…

All I know is was I was blind, but now I see.

“All I know is was I was blind, but now I see.” It seems to me that admitting the places in our own lives where we are blind, might just be the most difficult thing to do. It is not too hard to identify places in others, in our society, in our culture where we … Read more…

Of course God exists, I just spoke to him this morning

“Of course God exists, I just spoke to him this morning”. You may have read this before or it may serve as the punchline to a joke. But the sentiment behind it is no laughing matter. As followers of Jesus, called Christians, the world looks at us to perceive who God is. Heavy? You bet! … Read more…

Let our praise be more than Anthems and Facebook rants…

In a time when “fake news” has become a global communication problem, our job as Christians has become much more difficult. I wonder if folks are so cynical of any message that the message of the Gospel goes unheard?  In regards to the nightly news or the plethora of news media outlets, we might just … Read more…

Jesus brings life out of death

This was the message of Good News that Bishop Craig Satterlee brought to us yesterday in worship. I think it incredibly timely (in a God’s timing sort of way) that Bishop Craig brought us this reminder just before we begin our Lenten journey with Ash Wednesday. At its core, Ash Wednesday brings to the forefront … Read more…

Be the Bible that tells of the Good News

Someone once said that “We might be the only Bible some folks will ever read.” In some cases, that could be a troubling statement. Our world is fraught with violence, mistrust, corruption, hatred and fear. We all know that; thanks to our modern forms of communication and technology we cannot help but see and hear … Read more…

A champion is crowned

Well, the Super Bowl is over and with it all the hype around what some perhaps rightly call this nation’s “true” religion. A champion is crowned, record books are closed, trophies handed out and glory and honor ceremonies abound. But the one take away that I have from all of this hoopla, is that it … Read more…