Sermon: Let Your Face Shine

"Let Your Face Shine" (November 27, 2011 - First Sunday of Advent) Like people throughout history, we find ourselves living in days that are growing darker and colder, and like those before us, we hope for a little warmth and light. As we bear witness to the promise that Christ is the light of salvation… Continue reading Sermon: Let Your Face Shine

This our hymn of grateful praise

My family and I have much to be thankful for this holiday. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite time of year, perhaps even more so now that it is one of the only holidays that doesn't fall on a weekend and a major church work day. It's a time for family and good food, and… Continue reading This our hymn of grateful praise

Sermon: Stretched to Healing

"Stretched to Healing" (November 20, 2011) Part of growing is stretching and challenging ourselves so that we can find greater strength, healing, and maturity in whatever we are practicing. This is true in our spiritual journey no less than any other practice. Our giving of time, talents, and treasure is another way we can challenge… Continue reading Sermon: Stretched to Healing

Martial Art and Spiritual Discipline

In honor of my belt test this evening, I'm reflecting on why I enjoy my new-found sport of Taekwondo. I started over the summer because, after months of watching Arianna do it, I thought it looked like fun. I've found it's so much more than that. I took dance lessons as a child and young… Continue reading Martial Art and Spiritual Discipline

On Veteran’s Day

Yesterday afternoon, a 35-year-old veteran died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the middle of the Occupy Burlington encampment in City Park (read/view the stories from the local news and the AP). While many have been quick to rush to judgements and political statements about the occupy movement, my colleague Mark reminds us not to… Continue reading On Veteran’s Day