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

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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

Eucharisteō

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

Always Learning

I have a Master’s degree. I say this not to brag, but to iterate that I have done a lot of learning in my life. Between the time I was in Kindergarten until I graduated with my Masters of Divinity, I went to school for 20 years, and since I graduated I continue to go … Continue reading Always Learning

Renewing Covenant

There is something about the New Year that always makes us want to start a new chapter in our book. It is very easy and quite logical to do this. Many of us make New Year's resolutions to try and change something about ourselves. “New Year, New You” is one of the most popular phrases … Continue reading Renewing Covenant