We Will Build What We Believe

When I look at the world at this moment in time, when I read the headlines, when I read the science, when I talk to people, it seems to me that we are being consumed by fear. We’re afraid that there’s not enough, that there’s not enough time, that there’s not enough money, that there’s…

A Holiday Trifecta: Mother’s Day, Hanukkah, & Easter

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store and could barely make it in the door because of the profusion of flower bouquets, potted plants, balloons, stuffed animals and chocolate covered strawberries that filled the front section of the store, waiting for those who wanted to celebrate their mothers to come and buy.  As I was…

This is the Night

Alleluia! Tonight more than any night we know some deep truths. Life is stronger than death. Light is stronger than darkness. Love is stronger than hate. The hard part is that the world often has a warped view of love. We make it about words that aren’t followed with actions. We make it about how…

Roller Coaster People: Come to the Carousel

Palm Sunday has got to be my absolutely least favorite day in Holy Week. We start with a parade, like a circus, with people waving palms. We get miracles like Jesus being placed on the back of an unbroken colt and he was not bucked off. People are waving palms leaves and yelling, Hosanna, Hosanna…

Mary, Martha, Moses: Living an Analog Life in a Digital World

We seem to live in a world that makes everything a digital choice. Are you someone who works hard or plays hard? Are you a person of science or of faith? Are you a person of ideas or action? Worse, we are often tempted to apply this same kind of black and white thinking in…

Be the Hen in the Fox House

  Recently, I’ve spent some time binge watching some of my television shows that I got behind on in recent weeks. I know that it’s Lent, and I should probably have considered giving up the time I spend watching television to do something more useful. However, I confess to you, my brothers and sisters, that…

Not the End of the Story

In the more than twenty years that I’ve been in the pulpit, my mom never heard one of my sermons. She said, half jokingly, that she didn’t need her kid preaching at her. Today, though, I want to share the sermon that she told with her life… to share with you the message of hope,…

Loving God Close Up

When we are intimate with God, we become the best version of our best selves. When we take that faith into the world we help each other remember who we are and to live into that.