A Family of Faith

Matthew 10:24-39, Romans 6:1b-11 As you could probably guess, the past few weeks have been a time of increased emotions for me as I have reflected on life and death, and God’s presence in it all, in a more personal way than I have before as a result of the death of my wife, Olivia. … More A Family of Faith

“Compassionate Discipleship!”

Second Sunday after Pentecost 18 June 2017 (Exodus 19:2-8 Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:23) “Compassionate Discipleship!” Jesus obviously knew something quite crucial about people and about disciples that we see in today’s Gospel text from Matthew. What Jesus knew in sending us out to be disciples is that we need to learn compassion. That’s … More “Compassionate Discipleship!”

“Community Enlivened by the Breath of the Spirit!”

Pentecost Sunday 4 June 2017 (Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23) “Community Enlivened by the Breath of the Spirit!” If we believe that the church is a live organism—St. Paul says we are a living body; therefore, I also believe we are alive in feeling emotions. Both individually and as a congregation, … More “Community Enlivened by the Breath of the Spirit!”