How Do We Live Hope?

Serving… walking… performed… casting… burned… prayed… realized… going… filled… turn… follow… prepare… telling… wondered… came out… making signs… give… went back… avoided… have lived… go out… gave birth… shared… able… shouted… spread… wondered… became… restored… sang. Anyone have an idea of what all those words had in common? They are all verbs! Action words! The…

Why Baptize?

In a world and a church where most of us no longer believe that an unbaptized baby or person is not going to go to heaven, why do we bother baptizing? In a world and a church where most of us no longer believe that we are born sinful and baptism somehow removes this stain,…

Creating Community

First of all, thank you to those who turned out for the meeting on Tuesday evening to share with the presbytery how you thought things were going in this Interim Ministry time, some of the joys and the challenges and then for inviting me to stay with you another year! This means I will be…

There Is a Crack…

How many of you can complete my title sentence? It’s from a Leonard Cohen piece called Anthem, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” The universe cracked open billions of years ago to let the light out. Just as we heard in our reading from Genesis, God said, “Let there…

How Many Times?

It’s apparent that the early church struggled with forgiveness. And we hear of Jesus instructions to Peter to forgive… not just seven times, but seventy seven times! Well Peter doesn’t much like that answer and he appeals to a higher power… he writes God a letter! Listen to Peter’s words: Dear God, I know it’s…