“From Counting Numbers to a New Framework!”

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 17 September 2017 (Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35) “From Counting Numbers to a New Framework!” Two young brothers spent the day arguing and fighting with each other. Nothing the parents said could stop them. So as bedtime was approaching, the mother said to them: you two better say … More “From Counting Numbers to a New Framework!”

A look at our sins

Matthew 18:15-20 In our Gospel reading for today, at the hand of Matthew, Jesus provides us with a message about sin… specifically sin committed by a disciple (a brother or sister in Christ), and what we are to do, as individuals and as a church community, when that sin is directed towards another disciple, another … More A look at our sins

“A Harsh and Dreadful Love!”

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 3 September 2017 (Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28) “A Harsh and Dreadful Love!” In his book, The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity and Caring, Parker Palmer has a chapter entitled, “Threatened with Resurrection.” When I first opened this book, I was confused. I had never thought … More “A Harsh and Dreadful Love!”

“A Harsh and Dreadful Love!”

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 3 September 2017 (Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28) “A Harsh and Dreadful Love!” In his book, The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity and Caring, Parker Palmer has a chapter entitled, “Threatened with Resurrection.” When I first opened this book, I was confused. I had never thought … More “A Harsh and Dreadful Love!”

A Firm Foundation

Matthew 16:13-20 When pastors undergo some form of tragedy, it is both written and unwritten practice for their bishop to step into the picture, at times overseeing things more so than others. With this, when our synod bishop, Bishop Dunlop, called me on the phone shortly after Olivia’s death and told me that we needed … More A Firm Foundation