Testimony to the Resurrection

It is so insightful to consider the early beginnings of the church. As we journey from the resurrection to our celebration of Pentecost or the coming of the Holy Spirit, this is a time for us, the modern church, to consider what it means for us to be sent. We are sent in the name … Continue reading Testimony to the Resurrection


Our Eyes Are Opened

Today is one of the holiest days in the Christian tradition. It is Easter. Easter, as many of us know is the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We like the Mary and Martha approached the tomb this morning expecting to find Christ laying there, still dead and wrapped in cloth. However, the tomb … Continue reading Our Eyes Are Opened

Receiving What Has Been Given

Sometimes I wonder if it would change our perspective on things if we knew what would happen. Would we still be as enthusiastic as we might have been? No matter the result would I still be willing to put in the effort? Would I still do everything in my power to try and make sure … Continue reading Receiving What Has Been Given


Luke 17:11-19 “Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.” As we prepare to come to the table of the sacrament … Continue reading Eucharisteō

Scandal of Grace

When I was growing up there was something special about each and every time I took Communion. I could never explain it fully, but every time I went to the table and received the bread and juice I…just felt something. Never sure how to explain it I always would call it a mystery. The feeling … Continue reading Scandal of Grace

Transfigured by the Journey

At the end of the first book in his Lord of the Rings series, JRR Tolkien, writes of an interaction between the main protagonist Frodo Baggins and his companion and friend Samwise Gamgee or Sam. In this scene the entire Fellowship of the Ring, that is this group tasked by the elves to ensure The … Continue reading Transfigured by the Journey