There have been 4 legitimately labeled school shootings in the US already this year…

Dear Members and Friends, There is something deeply hypocritical about praying for a problem you are unwilling to resolve. -Miroslav Volf, theology professor at Yale Our hearts are broken.  On Valentine’s Day the worst school shooting in the horrible history of school shootings in the USA was perpetrated and 17 hearts stopped beating.  Another 15 […]

IT IS SIMPLE: LISTEN TO JESUS

Just then a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and from deep in the cloud, a voice: “This is my son, marked by my love.  Listen to him.”               -Mark 9:7 (Preached on Sunday, February 11, 2018) The traditional location in Israel for the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus is Mount Tabor.  It is located about 10 […]

To remember my humanity is to place myself completely in the understanding of who Jesus is and what he is all about.

Dear Members and Friends, Before every session, I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience that this man has that I cannot share with him, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I too am human. No matter how deep his wound, he does […]

How do you embrace disagreements?

Dear Members and Friends, I have learned that the things that divide us are far less important than those that connect us.                                                            -Rachel Naomi Remen, 21st century How do you embrace disagreements?  Are you the type that thrives on dissension and looks for people you can debate and hopefully change their mind and show […]

TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT FOLLOWING JESUS

“Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here.  Change your life and believe the Message.”   – Mark 1:15  (Preached on Sunday, January 21, 2018) Simon, Andrew, James and John are the poster children for those who eagerly embrace the call from God and the responsibilities that come with it.  Jesus is just “passing along” the lakeshore […]

It has been a most upsetting time the past two weeks.

Dear Members and Friends, Let us therefore not think of our movement as one that seeks to integrate into all the existing values of American society.  Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our beloved country to a higher destiny, to a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness. […]