Stirring the Water

Stirring the Water John 5:1-17 (from: The Message – MSG) Calling Jesus unorthodox is an understatement. Although Jesus grew up in the orthodoxy of contemporary Judaism of that time, where human need dictated it, he regularly overstepped and broke the rules. One...

When the Word “Father” Means Love

When the Word “Father” Means Love Erma Bombeck says, “we wondered why when a child laughed he belonged to Daddy, but when he had a sagging diaper that smels like a landfill, “He belongs to mommy.” Mark Twain says, “when I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I...

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...