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.
Joseph’s words to his brothers, who had sinned against him, are words at the heart of African American History Month and words at the heart of our faith.
“When preaching embraces an inclusive theology, it is a clarion call for justice and traces with words the footprints of God leading us on the path of healing.” —Donna Allen
I admire my Beloved for many reasons. One of them is her down to earth, no nonsense, faith. It’s the sort of faith Jesus teaches the disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”—James Baldwin
God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent just not in the ways we have traditionally been taught.
Misinformation about the Holy Spirit abounds. The result is some toxic theology and a noticeable lack of justice.
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.
With the magi we follow stars because they give us life, provide us with light and teach us essential lessons.
Pastor Tanner shares from her recent travels to Bethlehem and what she learned from the Palestinian community about hope in times of despair.