Do Or Do Not

Pentecost 6C Galatians 5:1,13-25   Luke 9:51-62 Do or Do Not, There Is No Try. That may be what Jesus is saying at the end of our Gospel text for today. Be a part of the Kingdom of God or do not, there is no simply trying it out. “Do or do not, there is…

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Even So

Easter 2B  John 20:19-31 “…the doors of the house where [they] met were locked for fear…” This is the opening scene of our Gospel text for today and a description of Jesus’ disciples on that first Easter evening. They were behind locked doors, afraid. It is a feeling we might find very familiar because at…

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Well, That Was Unexpected

Pentecost Sunday Numbers 11:24-30  Acts 2:1-21  John 20:19-23 It is Pentecost Sunday! Everywhere you look, you can see red and doves. Red paraments, doves in the air, all symbols of the Holy Spirit. This is when we celebrate the birth of the church—the event that is described in our reading from Acts. Today is a…

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Gawk

Easter 7A   Acts 1:6-14 Our lesson for today is from the book of Acts and in it we hear the story of Jesus’ ascension. It is the story behind our words in the creed: He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right had of the father. The disciples watch him go–looking up at…

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Caution

I love an untame lion He’s calling me to come My cold heart, how it hesitates I want to turn and run His power is dangerous His power is endless love—Michelle Tumes Believe it or not, those words are the lyrics to a song about our God. They are about the about the author’s love…

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God Wins, Evil Loses, And We Are All Made New

Easter 5C   Revelation 21:1-6 The Book of Revelation. (and that’s Revelation not RevelationS) Of all the books of scripture, this one seems to cause the most questions and curiosity amongst Christians. When you ask most people about this book, they will tell you the first thing that comes to their mind is something about the…

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Women in Ministry

One of the best things about being a parish pastor and a campus pastor working with young adults is getting to see the gifts for ministry in others. Even more than this, it is getting to help people discover their God given gifts and discern their best places to serve in ministry. Along with this…

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