Seeing Through God’sEyes

For the last two years St. Luke’s has been blessed with a seven year old boy named Brennen. In many ways Brennen is like most seven year old boys. He likes to play football and baseball. He loves Taylor Swift. He likes being with his friends at school, but he is not overly interested in…

John 3:16 Means Everyone!

In the second act of the musical Chicago, Amos Hart sings “Mr. Cellophane Man.” as he laments his being invisible to the world. According to his song, being poor, undereducated, and the neglected husband of Roxie Hart, made him a nonperson in the eyes of the Chicago Tribune and Billy Flynn his wife’s lawyer. How…

Re-Birth, it’s Only the Begining

What does it mean to be “born again?” In today’s gospel Jesus tells Nicodemus, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” To this Nicodemus asks the logical question, “How can anyone be born after having grown old?” I suspect many of us have asked…

Don’t Be Fooled, Satan Has Nothing!

How many of us can remember Geraldine Wilson, the feminine alter ego and alleged sister of comedian Flip Wilson. If my memory serves me well, every week during the late sixties, at some point, Geraldine would make an appearance on The Flip Wilson Show. And every week, Geraldine, the wife of a pastor, would spin…

You are dust, and to Dust You Shall Return

It was just last Sunday when we stood on top of the Mountain and saw the hope of the resurrection shine before us. It was only last Sunday, when, despite the weather, the sanctuary was full of joy as we gave thanks for two new lives among us. And it was only last Sunday, that…