Acts 2.2-21

As many or most of you know, I love to sail.
Being out on the lake or the ocean with nothing to power a boat except the wind is an amazing and freeing feeling.
Of course, the very opposite is true when you’re out in the middle of the lake or sound and the wi...

Acts 16.9-15

Imagine we’re sitting here this morning in worship, and Jesus suddenly appears to us and says:
“I want you to build a new church for me.”
We’d answer:
“Of course, Lord.”
But then we’d ask him what the church needs to look like, and he answers:
“Everything y...

Before both of my sons were born, I decided I would begin a journal about the anticipation I felt before they arrived.
And once they did arrive, the tone of the journal changed to how happy they have made me, and what an amazing blessing their lives have been for mine.
...

John August Swanson painted the image that is on your bulletins this morning and on the screen.
I was directed to it while I was preparing for this sermon, and I immediately fell in love.
I spent some time meditating on it, and it is so full of imagery, that it’s almos...

READ: John 20.19-31

I miss being a child sometimes.
It’s not just the carefree life, the life without jobs, responsibilities or having to be self-dependent as we are as adults
No, it’s the sense that the world is at peace.
It was for me, at least; I had an amazing child...

READ: Luke 24.1-12

In the grand scheme of things, 2,000 years doesn’t seem that long ago.
On this, very Easter morning, we are standing on the planet Earth, which is 4 1/2 billion years old,
and 2,000 years seems like the most minute of fractions.
But even for those who...

 READ: John 13.1-17, 31b-35

We have reached Holy Thursday.
In our walk to the cross with Jesus,
and still enduring this season of Lent,
we come to the table tonight.
The story, as we well know it, is that of unity, goodbyes and, of course, betrayal.
The story, as we kno...

One of the most overused terms of our generation is the word Tension.
Tension, as in the space between two points pulling in opposite directions.
That place of tension can be social, moral, political, economic and even spiritual,
and in its overuse, it signifies a need...

How many of us use the reusable grocery bags when you go to the market?
I actually have a bunch from Trader Joe’s, and unless they’re in my car, I forget about them.
But when I do go to Trader Joe’s, I always bring them.
Just like most of the folks there do.
And I feel...

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’m going to go out on a limb here and ask if anyone’s seen the 1999 science-fiction blockbuster movie “The Matrix” starring Keaunu Reeves.
Anyone?
A lot of us pastor and theologian types love to see the connections between the movie and Christianity, although it’s not...

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