Claimed and loved by God

January 13, 2019
In today’s gospel lesson, we have Luke’s very short account of Jesus’ baptism. 30 years have passed since his birth, and the time has come for Jesus to begin his…

Seeing the Light

December 30, 2018
Today we continue the Christmas story. We celebrated the birth of Jesus the Christ child on Tuesday, December 25th, just a few days ago. Though the Christmas music no longer…

The Gift of Joy

December 23, 2018
I realize that traditionally the advent candles have love as the last of the candles before the Christ candle, but I have chosen to reverse the order because in my…

The Gift of Love

December 16, 2018
Three of the strongest emotions we experience in our lives are hate, envy and love. The very foundational story of the creation of humanity by God reveals the personal struggle…

People of Peace

December 9, 2018
Today, on this second Sunday of Advent, the focus is on peace and our call to be a people of peace – both peace in the world, and peace in…

The Gift of Peace

December 2, 2018
The Gift of Peace One of the greatest gifts that any human can hope for and that many in this world desperately long for is peace. The history of the…

LIFE IN THE MIDDLE

November 25, 2018
Let’s be honest with ourselves. The last thing we expected to hear when we came to church today was a reading from the Gospel of John – especially one that…

A New and Living Way

November 18, 2018
The letter to the Hebrews is very much true to its name. It was written to encourage Jews who were grappling with the new revelation of God in Jesus. It…

We will remember them

November 11, 2018
It is often asked of chaplains: why do we serve? What motivates men and women who preach of peace and love to stand with those who take up arms? In…