The Ascension of Jesus is little celebrated but essential to our understanding of the whole story of who Jesus is. The Ascension is not so much about Jesus "going up"…

Being a Peacemaker

March 13, 2022
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." The worldly vision of "peacekeeping" is contrasted with Jesus's example of "peace doing" using the story of MJ…
Advent means "Coming" and on the First Sunday of Advent, we look at Jeremiah's prophecy about the coming of a "Righteous Branch," the Messiah. In the short term and from…

I Choose. Be Clean.

June 20, 2021
Biblical leprosy meant quarantine, a total "social distancing" from the life of the community. It was essentially a death sentence, living in isolation until death. Jesus chooses to bring the…

Lord Lord

May 23, 2021
Jesus makes the astonishing statement in Matthew 7:21-23 that not everyone who calls him "Lord" can enter into the kingdom of heaven. Tracing from the beginning of Jesus' ministry until…

Follow the Leader

February 9, 2020
How do we become good leaders? We first learn to be followers. Jesus calls his followers to be "servant leaders" and models the way of the cross.
Israel experienced life as strangers and aliens in Egypt as they sought to escape from economic hardship. As they finally are about to enter the Promised Land, God gives instructions…