Be not afraid

December 25, 2023
Whenever an angel shows up in the Bible, the first thing the angel says is "be not afraid." Kinda makes you wonder if the angels are inherently frightening, doesn't it?…
The Ghost of Christmas Present showed Ebenezer Scrooge the world around him, the pain and suffering, the bleakness that was embedded in the community in which Scrooge himself lived. Yet…

King of Kings! Hallelujah!

November 26, 2023
We often sing of Jesus as our King, and we call him our Lord. But those two words don’t hold much emotional attachment in our democratic world. What does it…

I cannot come down

November 12, 2023
As Christians we are called to the work of neighbor-love. We are invited to delight in serving one another in the name of Jesus: caring for the lost, the last,…

In all the wrong places

October 15, 2023
Patience ain’t easy. Sometimes we are so looking forward to something, or maybe even just so looking FOR something, that our ability to wait is compromised. We just can’t do…

Taking the easy way out

September 3, 2023
Jesus’ warning to his disciples about the cost of discipleship isn’t about passively accepting the difficult things life hands us. Rather it’s about actively accepting our responsibility for loving sacrifice.…