In worship we will lift up our new church theme for the year ahead and invite God’s Spirit to continue to develop us into a community united in love.
Many people find movements of radical inclusion, including the ministry of Jesus, to be very threatening and work to suppress them.
Fair enough, going to church on Sunday is an inconvenience. Some- times it is necessary that we inconvenience ourselves.
The United States has seen a 25% increase in suicide since 1999. Simply condemning suicide does little to prevent it nor does it offer any comfort to the loved ones left behind. A serious conversation, a sacred conversation, is in order.
In the midst of pain, persecution, suffering and sorrow, we do well to put our grief into words, to engage in honest lament.
When life seems out of control, I find myself returning to the foundations of my faith for clarity, centering and courage to face the challenges of each day.
From the tabernacle to our own sanctuary, sacred spaces can invoke a deeper vision of God with us.
Jesus calls us to work for peace and embody peacemaking. This is a timeless and a very timely invitation.
The promise of God’s presence in times of trouble presupposes that God’s people will never be far from trouble.
We are the broken. We are the beloved.