Lent

We are fast approaching the Season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. It is a time of reflection and preparation in the anticipation of celebrating Easter. It also a time of remembering Jesus in the wilderness: a time of withdrawal and...

Shalom

The Hebrew word “Shalom” is most often  translated into the English word “peace.” That is an adequate translation; however, it does not go to the deeper understanding of Shalom as the Jewish people understand it. Shalom is used as a greeting and a departure when...

November 1, 2020 – All Saints Day

Recently I was reflecting on the tremendous hype of Halloween. The fascination of dressing up as someone you’re not. The fixation on death and being scared out of you wits. The delight in trick-or-treating to get a great amount of candy. In reflecting on the obsession...

October 1 – Grief

Everyone experiences a loss of some kind during their life. Each one of us deal with our loss in different ways and manners. Some folks find constructive ways of responding to loss. While others seem inconsolable. I have done a number of memorial services over the...

September 28, 2020

Everyone experiences a loss of some kind during their life. Each one of us deal with our loss in different ways and manners. Some folks find constructive ways of responding to loss. While others seem inconsolable. I have done a number of memorial services over the...

September 9, 2020 – Servant Leader

We read in the thirteenth chapter of the John about Jesus’ teachable moment at the Last Supper. He and his disciples were in an upper room preparing to celebrate the Passover Meal. Jesus was aware it was near the end of his days on earth. He used the moment to...