The Harvest Festival of Pentecost

The Harvest Festival of Pentecost Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Acts 2:1-21 At the local clergy gathering pastor’s were sharing from the month’s life at their church. One offered this experience. “As I was reading Acts 2:4, ‘And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and...

Affirmation! From Sky-gazing…Down to Earth

Affirmation! From Sky-gazing…Down to Earth- Luke 24:50-53 Acts 1:6-11 Luke and some of the Gospels, tell the story of Jesus departing from this earth and ascending into the heavens. Their story is based upon a cosmology that understands the earth to be three tiered...

The Mothering God

The Mothering God Proverbs 31, Luke 15 We don’t always realize how our culture determines of religious interpretations. The practical realities of one’s life shapes how you interpret God. In the time of when kings ruled, such as in the time of the Old Testament, God...

“The Tale of Two Mountains” 

“The Tale of Two Mountains”        (*From; The Moral Peril of Meritocracy, by David Brooks) Matt 16:21-26 David Brooks wrote a column titled, The Moral Peril of Meritocracy, which opened up, for me, a new of thinking about my life. I hope this might be helpful to you...

Creation’s Resurrection Call (Earth Day)

Creation’s Resurrection Call (Earth Day) Holy Week with its breathless drama is over. We are finding our way through the Easter season. Still we feel the glow of resurrection warming our hearts. So, where do we go from here? Resurrection is exhausting because it...

In Terror and Amazement

In Terror and Amazement Mark 16:1-8 Traumatized by the brutal end on Good Friday the disciples and friends of Jesus must have still been overwhelmed by the tragedy and trauma of Friday’s events. This must have felt, not only like an overwhelming end of Jesus’ life but...