“Because conversations are awkward! We all know it but don’t say it. They are awkward because where do we look, what do we say, we stumble on our words, they stumble on their words, we end up repeating ourselves. But most of all it is slow moving, we want the information they have or the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Sometimes we think we need to build walls around our community, that we have to be careful about who and what we let in, less we lose our own faith or become corrupted. I can understand this to a certain extent, but when we do that to our churches or faith communities, we have already […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“This is where we need to begin my friends, we need to open our eyes to the good and evil around us. How technology is both good and evil but not neutral. At the end of our Genesis text Eve blames it all on the snake. The snake tricked her into doing it. And that’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“It’s when we show up for a friend in need. It’s when we give of our time and resources to those in need. It’s when we serve and welcome people. It’s when we forgo our own comfort, to bring comfort to someone who is lonely or grieving. Faith means showing up and knowing God has […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Where were you when we needed you.” Questions like that, questions like where were you, how could you let this happen, why didn’t you do anything. These are questions we sometimes struggle to ask God in prayer. We struggle to do what Mary does. We struggle to be real with Jesus, like we would be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“So, if Christ is our vision, then we as Christians and as a church should not only see people as immigrant, or refugee, or black, or brown, or Muslim, or poor, or rich or drug addict or alcoholic or anything else, but to see everyone regardless of who they are as beloved children of God […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“We live in difficult times where divisions are so strong that we can no longer talk to each other, where truth is confused, and hate crimes are painfully common. In times like this is can be hard to hope that anything can change—to see beyond our current reality. In times like this, Paul reminds us […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“If we overlook Christ’s suffering, our own suffering, or the suffering of those all around the world, we miss the power of God’s redemption. I know we all want to be and stay happy, but only when we face the darkness can we see the extraordinary power of the light. If God could overcome something […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“God has gifted us with this beautiful earth and it is not ours to ravage or take advantage of, but rather to tenderly care for. We often think the problem of pollution and deforestation and all of that is too big for little me. Indeed and that’s for God to figure out but we have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Yet this truth given to us through the power of Christ’s resurrection and the ever presence of the Holy Spirit, this story we sing in this hymn teaches us that life is worth living. Your life is worth living, our life is worth living, our church’s life is worth living, and the collective life of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.