Unity not Uniformity

May 23, 2021 (Pentecost Sunday) Acts 2:1-21 Imagine the challenges of moving cross country. Perhaps you have done it yourself. Moving more than a thousand miles from your support system. From experience, we moved four hours away when I attended seminary and going from seeing family nearly daily to seeing them every few months was… Continue reading Unity not Uniformity

Eternal Life Now

May 16, 2021 1 John 5:9-13 I have been struck these past several weeks by the letter of 1 John. It has instilled in me a whole new appreciation for the Johannine community. It is founded in respect and ultimately a great love that is embodied in Jesus Christ. Our journey together through the letter… Continue reading Eternal Life Now

God Is Love

May 2, 2021 1 John 4:7-21 Can you point to a time in your life where you truly had a deep love for your neighbor? I am not talking about the way you love a partner, or your family. I am talking about a love that goes beyond barriers. Barriers we have self-constructed. Francis of… Continue reading God Is Love

A Love for Creation

April 25, 2021 1 John 3:16-24 “On a mound of dirt on a wind-combed prairie in northern Wyoming, the rarest mammal in North America is dancing. He prances and bucks, then stops. Then hops—forward, forward, backward, side-hop left—spins around, and dives into the hole at the center of the mound. A four-beat wait. His black… Continue reading A Love for Creation

Review: How Not to Be Afraid by Gareth Higgins

The vision of life has changed for many people over the past year as the world is encompassed by a mass pandemic. This is a good point in time for Higgins book to take center stage. Taking precautions this past year by making sure we wash our hands and wear masks should seem simple. However,… Continue reading Review: How Not to Be Afraid by Gareth Higgins