“Why Would the Spirit Lead Anyoneinto the Wilderness?” – by Dale Edmondson “And the Spirit immediately drove [Jesus] out into the wilderness.” (Mark 1:12) Why would the Spirit do that? And why to Jesus? Why to anyone?Yet Mark says that’s what happened: … Continue reading Lenten ReflectionsContinue reading →
It’s easy to claim our faith when we are on the mountain top, witnessing the supernatural power of God. It is much harder, but even more essential, to do so when we are in the thick of our daily lives.
Dear Lakeshore Family, Today marks the first day of our month long celebration of African American history, culture and contributions to our country. As an invitation to learn some history, we have reproduced the biographies Reverend Carolyn Matthews compiled last … Continue reading Celebrating African American HistoryContinue reading →
John describes baptism with the elemental symbols of water, wind and fire, evoking the importance of cleansing, receiving the breath of God and ongoing transformation. May these symbols continue to shape our identities as followers of God.
I am deeply grateful for the prayers and support of Lakeshore as I traveled to Bethlehem in December to hear from the Palestinian Christian community about their struggles and how the international Christian community can stand in solidarity and partnership … Continue reading January 3, 2019Continue reading →