Increasing as I age, I become more aware of my sinful nature. It’s not as if I’m a terrible person, but I realize the powerful effect sin has on my life and the world God loves. Perhaps it is the realization I have that I have the power to destroy and great potential to create … More Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018
The vision of glory is right to hold, but it falls short because it will never point out the gaps between our sin and self-centered living. … More Vision of Glory… The Image of the Cross – A sermon for Transfiguration
Was Jonah mad because he had played by the rules, the same rules that had gotten him ahead in life? Was Jonah jealous that God would waste his time on people he refused to get to know? … More Pouting in the Pit or Preaching to the People?
As Jesus reminds us, “Be awake, keep alert; for you do not know when the time comes.” It might be today, tomorrow, or years and years awake. … More Advent I – Three Parts of the Bible We Need to Know.
https://player.fm/series/1526279/191428889 Each year, after we hear God’s promise of eternal life on All Saints’, we focus our attention on the return of the Son of Man. When we reflect our awareness to what happens around us, it seems to be fitting that following our remembrance of God’s promise on those who have already entered eternal … More “Keeping the Edges Hot” a Reflection on Matthew 25
I’m going to share a truth that we know is true, but for some reason, it’s easier for us to deny it. The truth I’m speaking of is that sometimes life just isn’t fair. It’s a reality that sooner or later we’re all going to face. It’s best that we are learning this fact while … More God’s Great Reversal – Matthew 20:1-16
How do you deal with others who have caused problems for you? Jesus has the answer. With straight talk, due process, but most of all, with grace. … More Dealing with Conflict – Matthew 15
Mark Noll begins in his book, The New Shape of World Christianity, with the following observations: This past Sunday more Christian believers attended worship in China than in all of Europe. This past Sunday more Anglicans attended church in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda than did Anglicans in Britain and Canada and Episcopalians in the … More A Survey of World Christianity
The Wild Goose festival is perhaps best described as a gathering for the arts, music, spirituality, community, social justice and for those who are seeking a common humanity by breaking down stereotypes and the social imagination of North America culture. … More Experiencing the “Wild Goose Festival” July 13-16, 2017 |Hot Springs, North Carolina
My identity in “the States” didn’t matter. No one cares. Who I WAS, was not as important to who I am in the present. No one was impressed by titles or occupations. I felt like I had a fresh start at something new. I was a blank canvas, or in a word -free from the labels and baggage of my native culture. I felt human! … More So Long … (For Now)… San Miguel