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WALKING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

Our nation and the universal church have become increasingly polarized and divided; we say mean and hurtful things to each “other” and quit listening to each other. Our gospel passage begins with this: “But I …

02 / 24 / 19

SPEAKING TO LARGE CROWDS OF PEOPLE

Have you ever wondered how large crowds could hear the voice of Jesus? In our reading in Luke, which is referred to as the Sermon on the Plain, and from the harmony account in Matthew, …

02 / 20 / 19

HERE AM I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN ME

What is it about children that give us pause from whatever we are involved in at any time of the day or in whatever situation we are in? When I see a child I get …

02 / 04 / 19

BASKETBALL AND CHURCH ARE INTENDED TO BE TEAM ORIENTED

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation that we and the whole world may perceive the …

01 / 27 / 19

DRAWING WATER FROM THE WELL

“For with you is the well of life, and in your light, we see light”. (Psalm 36:9) Several things about the narrative of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding are remarkable. Jesus’ mother …

01 / 20 / 19

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF JESUS CHRIST

Today we celebrate the Epiphany of Jesus Christ. Epiphany means revelation, and we are entering into the season of the church year known as Epiphany, and Epiphany will lead us to the season of Lent, …

01 / 09 / 19

CHRIST OF THE COSMOS

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not …

01 / 04 / 19

GOD’S MAGNIFICENT CREATION ALSO INCLUDED HUMAN BEINGS

How many of you have had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon? I grew up in Western Colorado, and even as a child I was overwhelmed by many spectacular sights of Gods pristine creation. …

01 / 04 / 19

ANTICIPATING THE COMING GOOD NEWS

In Advent we’re brought face to face with two backdrops, two landscapes or pictures of life; the human and the heavenly; life that is of the earth and life that is of the spirit. Why …

12 / 23 / 18

THE CANDLES OF ADVENT POINT TO THE HOPE OF GOD COMING TO LIVE AMONG US

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. The official color is purple. It’s significant that it follows last Sunday service where we celebrated Christ the King. Purple is the color for royalty or divinity. Another …

12 / 11 / 18