Do Not Be Afraid ~ Mary Accepts

Dec 20, 2020   ·  

Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was … More

What is the revelation in your life and how do you hold on to it?

Apr 26, 2020   ·  

Though afraid of what might come next they could not let this man go on, in the dark so they invite him to stay with them, to offer them hospitality.   We all know the story.  If push came to shove you could tell this story, it is like the birth narrative and the prodigal son, people know this story.  And it has one of my favorite lines in scripture that when echoed in our service I settle into it, how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.  That is what a good story can do let you settle in and let you remember what you have learned, what was revealed to you. More

Rich in Everything–But Compassion

Sep 29, 2019   ·     •   Luke 16:19-31

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Plunging Beneath the Surface

I spent many summers swimming in the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Located right at the fall line of the river, the waters are churning and muddy. When you’re in this water, you can’t see where you’re going, and you’re constantly getting whipped and pulled around. Our lives, lived in the constantly changing present moment, remind me of swimming in the James… More

A Prophet’s Fate

The word for prophet in Hebrew is navi, which means to be called. Therefore, a prophet is not someone who sees or tells the future… A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God or of a higher Truth to the people in his or her life, in their context and about their current situation. A prophet’s life is not easy. From the moment he was called by God, and to the end of his career as a prophet, Jeremiah was vituperated, railed against for being unfaithful and even traitorous to the king. He was thrown in jail, and sadly, eventually and, despite it all, proven right! More

When Love Brings Division

Aug 18, 2019   ·     •   Luke 12:49-56

What disagreement, what difference of opinion, what offense or injury, would cause us to step away from a community we love?… More

What’s Prayer Good For, Anyway?

Jul 28, 2019   ·     •   Luke 11:1-13

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What Does the Flag Have to Do with the Cross?

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Who Are the Villains?…

Jun 23, 2019   ·     •   Luke 8:26-39

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The Parable of the Heartbroken Father

Mar 31, 2019   ·     •   Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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