- Feb 25
Test or Trust?
Life is a tug of war between testing and trust. When you are in the wilderness, will you test or will you trust? And in whom will you...
- Jan 13
A Broken Reed
What was Jesus like? That seems like a good question for those of us who call ourselves followers of Jesus, those of us who, at least in...
- Oct 29, 2022
Grace (All Saints)
This is a great day! All Saints. Baptisms. It doesn’t get much better than this. There is nothing better than being here with all you...
- Jan 22, 2022
Today’s gospel from Luke picks up on the text that we read two weeks ago, Luke’s account of Jesus’ baptism. You’ll recall that after...
- Jan 7, 2022
What does it mean to be baptized? Seems like a good question for today as we gather to celebrate the baptism of Wendy, something we’re...
- Dec 3, 2021
In the Wilderness
It matters how we begin. The gospel, the good news, begins in the wilderness. Great writers know that beginnings matter. Beginnings set...
- Feb 19, 2021
With the Wild Beasts
“Jesus was in the wilderness for forty days; … and he was with the wild beasts.” What's up with that? What’s up with the wild beasts? As...
- Jan 22, 2021
There are moments that matter. Moments where we no longer think of time as 10am on a Sunday morning, but rather we think of critical...
- Jan 8, 2021
Moments that Change Everything
Sometimes I wish that I could take the dove that appears in today’s gospel and wring its pretty little neck. Because we get fooled by the...
- Dec 4, 2020
We are in the wilderness
We are in the wilderness. The gospel, the good news, begins in the wilderness. And let’s dispense here with any romantic notion of...