"Sleep in Heavenly Peace" (December 2, 2018) After reading the powerful words of the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 2:1-4; Isaiah 9:2, 6-7), our message this morning came in the form of a story, read by three veterans from our congregation: (in order) Sarah J., Wayne A., and Bob P. We had hoped to have the story… Continue reading Sermon: Sleep in Heavenly Peace
I'm pleasantly surprised by the interest in my recent post in response to the "I hate Religion but Love Jesus" video. Thanks for reading, sharing, and commenting, and for linking to your own reflections. In the spirit of fairness and follow-up, Rachel Held Evans drew my attention to this email exchange between the video's creator,… Continue reading More on Jesus and Religion – links galore!
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I'm reminded yet again that natural disasters, while no respecter of persons, fall disproportionally upon the poor. Part of the reason that the quake's effects were so horrifying was that the buildings were already so poorly put together. Unstable structures, even hospitals, schools, and prisons, unable… Continue reading Prayers and Relief for Haiti
Here is a great post about grace and how hard she can be to believe in, from a United Methodist pastor blogging "everyday theology." And that, my dears, in the midst of a very busy but very productive week, is my thought for the day.