Easter Sunday 2018

April 1, 2018
A curious thing happened on Friday morning. I was here in the church, getting ready for the services, when a tree sprayer showed up to start spraying the row of…

Palm Sunday 2018

March 25, 2018
It’s a common lament amongst priests that the church is full of people on Palm Sunday and even fuller on Easter, but is relatively empty on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday,…

5th Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2018
All through Lent we’ve been surveying the Old Testament covenants – that series of promises God made with creation and humanity and – in the case of Moses – the…
Okay. So the Old Testament story today is just weird. It starts with the Israelites out wandering in the desert. They’re getting tired of it. They’re impatient and start complaining:…

Lent 2

February 25, 2018
Throughout this Lenten season the Old Testament readings are tracing the story of God’s covenants with humanity. God sees our brokenness – our sinfulness – and the ways this has…

Being with God

February 4, 2018
Years ago I was at a conference where Tony Campolo was the speaker. He shared a story of a time he was being interviewed on the radio. In the course…

Prophets

January 28, 2018
“Moses said: The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet” (Deut. 18:15). Throughout the history of…

How do we repent?

January 21, 2018
So we’ve got three readings today: Old Testament, New Testament, Gospel. Just like always. And all of them are circulating around a common theme. In the Old Testament, God calls…