We Trust with the Heart, Not The Head

The theme of our Easter journey together has been about challenge. On Palm Sunday we were challenged to acknowledge the darkness within as we became the crowd and shouted to crucify Jesus. On Maundy Thursday, we were challenged, along with Peter, to allow Christ to wash our feet in order to allow Christ to love…

Christ is Alive, Let ‘s All Shout It Out!

Last summer I read, The Returned, by Jason Mott, which is now the basis for the new ABC series, Resurrection. The book and series are based on Mr. Mott’s attempt to answer the question, what would he do if people from his past suddenly returned to life. His questions included: How would he react? What…

What is Truth

For the past several months, Maureen’s brother, her cousin and I have been having online discussions around the issue of raising the minimum wage. My position is that we to need to bring the minimum wage up to a living wage. I hold to the Keynesian economic model which suggests placing more money in the…

Let Christ Love You, So You Can Love as Christ

Five years ago, I had what was probably the worst morning of my life. The morning started out normally with my alarm going off at five. I got up, got the dogs out of their crates and headed down the stairs to take them out. That’s when things got a little weird. What I can…

And Here We Wait

Several years ago, a beloved parishioner complained I had ruined Palm Sunday for her. Somehow, somewhere in the recesses of her memory, she could recall a time when the church celebrated both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday on separate days. “Why can’t we go back to that?” She asked. “Palm Sunday is supposed to a…

Waiting Patiently for God.

I often tell people patience is a virtue, and I don’t have any. Patience that is, not virtues. But I am like many of us here today, I am not one who likes to wait. True to my type A personality, waiting feels like a waste of time. Time that I feel could be used…