In all the wrong places

October 15, 2023
Patience ain’t easy. Sometimes we are so looking forward to something, or maybe even just so looking FOR something, that our ability to wait is compromised. We just can’t do…

Enough is enough. Isn’t it?

September 10, 2023
We quote this scripture a lot. We really do. Actually, we really don’t. What we do is take the very last verse, pick it out, forget its context, and let…

Taking the easy way out

September 3, 2023
Jesus’ warning to his disciples about the cost of discipleship isn’t about passively accepting the difficult things life hands us. Rather it’s about actively accepting our responsibility for loving sacrifice.…
In this week’s Gospel reading, the disciples are out on a boat and Jesus, well, isn’t. A storm kicks up, and the disciples are afraid, and Jesus comes walking out…
In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus points out the way the Pharisees and the religious authorities can’t decide what they want in their prophets. While sometimes we see this as an…

Welcome home!

July 2, 2023
An author once wrote that home is the place that, when you go there, they have to take you in. While that may be true, it sets a pretty low…

Wash, rinse, repeat

June 4, 2023
God: Parent, Son, and Holy Spirit. Three-in-one.The Trinity.We say that like it makes sense. Like it’s easy to explain. Obvious, even. And maybe we think that if we say it…
Pentecost, the birthday of the church. The day when the Holy Spirit visited the followers of Jesus with the touch of flame. As United Methodists, that flame, the flame of…
The lectionary scripture reading for this week really feels like two different stories, but it’s not. It’s one story that deals with the same subject in two different ways: how…
This is the Sunday we reserve for the one we call “doubting Thomas.” Forgetting for the moment that all of the Disciples doubted when Jesus first appeared, what if Thomas…