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Easter in a Good Friday World

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” -Frederick Buechner   “Fear not.” -Jesus   We’ve all heard the news. We’ve seen the headlines reporting more violence, more bombings, more terrorism. Though it hasn’t happened in our community, we’ve felt surrounded by death and destruction. …

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John 15:9-17 – Unconditional

I have a number of friends with whom I correspond primarily through email.  There are at least a few who enjoy sharing …

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John 20:19-31 – Inside-Out

Let me invite you all just to relax for a moment and take a few deep breaths. Breathe in.  Breathe out.           …

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John 2:13-22 – Slow Church

As a pastor there are certain questions that I’m accustomed to hearing every Sunday.  Questions like, “Can you unlock this room for …

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Mark 2:1-12 – A Top-Down Approach

“Child,” he said, “Your sins are forgiven.” How inappropriate that was!  Inappropriate… because the man’s four friends had just gone to great …