Messages from Our Pastor2021-11-22T08:59:55-07:00

January 2022

Immanuel: God-With-Us-Never-Without-Us There’s an old theory — speculation, really — that the Gospel of Luke was composed by a woman, or at least a woman helped shape the way the story unfolds. Of course, none of the gospels have titles or named authors, so “Luke” is mere speculation, too. Luke’s [...]

Tuesday, December 28, 2021|

December 2021

Advent, the preacher always reminded us, begins in darkness. He had to say this every year because the lights were already strung, the trees in full glory, stores filled with crooners’ white Christmas dreams. He said it’s a hard task to follow the liturgical season in a culture full of [...]

Wednesday, December 1, 2021|

November 2021

That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 Kathleen Norris introduced me to a great word: acedia, the noonday demon. I encountered it in her book, The Cloister [...]

Monday, November 1, 2021|

October 2021

About 10 or so years ago, zombies became all the rage in film and television. The Walking Dead has a huge TV show that looked at life in the aftermath of a “zombie apocalypse.” At first, zombies were the biggest threat to our plucky band of survivors, but as the [...]

Friday, October 1, 2021|

September 2021

Apocalypse   ∗   A church member told me every time I quote a pop/ punk/folk/rock song it costs him money because he buys the song. Your money’s well spent on Pompeii, by Bastille. It’s pleasant and disturbing at once. Pompeii I was left to my own devices Many days fell [...]

Wednesday, September 1, 2021|
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