Jesus’ compassion is for us all -caregivers and care-receivers alike!

Text: Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56, Pentecost 8b It’s hard to believe, but summer is half over! Schools start back in less than a month. It’s even harder for me to believe that next Sunday will be my last day with you here at St. James, and what an amazing journey of mutual care and compassion this … More Jesus’ compassion is for us all -caregivers and care-receivers alike!

A Risky Discipleship: Preaching Repentance and Teaching Justice

Text: Mark 6: 14-29 King Herod was shaking in his boots…. He made a terrible choice, a sin that caused him to feel ashamed, and he was sure his bad choice had come back to haunt him. “Who is this Jesus?” everyone was asking. Herod was convinced that the only explanation for his incredible power … More A Risky Discipleship: Preaching Repentance and Teaching Justice

God’s Call to Get in the Chariot with the Oppressed… in Baltimore and here in Gettysburg.

Text: Acts 8: 26-40 Easter 5b We’ve watched the city of Baltimore in flames this past week. Many of us have watched from a safe distance… Questioning the violence, questioning the protesting. In our household, we watched the riots this week with tears, seeing the deep pain of the people in the city we love … More God’s Call to Get in the Chariot with the Oppressed… in Baltimore and here in Gettysburg.

Despair & Disbelief: The Easter Story for the Rest of Us

Text:  John 20: 19-31 Easter 2B For many, Easter represents the pinnacle of worship and Christian joy for the entire year. Let’s face it, Easter Sunday is the Superbowl of Worship! Many are ecstatic that Easter lasts not just 1 joyful day, but a whole season! Yet, for others, Easter morning isn’t enough. For some of … More Despair & Disbelief: The Easter Story for the Rest of Us

God’s Gift of Sabbath Rhythm… The Command for Holy Rest

Text:  Exodus 20: 1-17 Lent 3b The Ten Commandments: so basic, so well-known, so often overlooked as we read our Bibles! Everyone knows the ten commandments, the LAW, but it never hurts to go back to basics! I’d like to suggest that the Ten Commandments,  spoken to the newly freed people of Israel by God in … More God’s Gift of Sabbath Rhythm… The Command for Holy Rest

Transfiguration as Divine Intimacy… the Christ who desires to know and be known by us!

Text: Mark 9: 2-9 Transfiguration of Our Lord Year B So it’s Valentine’s weekend, when the secular world likes to turn its attention to all things “love.” And in the church this weekend, we’re celebrating the festival of the Transfiguration of our Lord and focus our attention on God’s great love for us and desire to … More Transfiguration as Divine Intimacy… the Christ who desires to know and be known by us!