Month: March 2016

He Has Risen!

Easter Sunday, Luke 24:1-12 Grace and Peace to you, from God, our creator, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Our journey to Easter Sunday began more than 40 days back as we came together as a community…

God Works in the Midst of Disruption

Saturday Easter Vigil Sermon Grace & Peace to you, from God, our creator, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! In all of the stories we have heard this evening, disruption of various kinds occur. In the story…

The Unexpected God

John 12:1-8 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Creator, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. How many of you like to go shopping? Of course with having two teenagers in the house I have spent my fair share of time in a mall…

Now You’re Speaking My Language by Gary Chapman: A Review

   I was intrigued when I found this book on Netgalley for review. My wife and I read Chapman’s Five Love Languages several years ago and learned a lot from it as we were able to see which love language each of us appreciated…

Which brother are you?

Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. This fourth Sunday of Lent we are presented with a familiar parable that conjures up many thoughts.  First, we wonder what has gotten into the younger son…

Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas: A Review

Ken Ilgunas takes the reader on a road of discovery and wonder! Why would someone in their right mind want to journey across North America following a pipeline? I assure you that I am pretty sure that Ilgunas was in the right frame of mind…

Book Review: Every Living Thing, General Editor: Christine Gutleben

  As we look across the Christian landscape within the United States there are many denominations with varying degrees of theology which guide their doctrine and practices. It is the hope of many to be able to work on an ecumenical level with our…