Moment with the Minister

  • Re-creation - Happy Tuesday Everyone! Last Sunday we read from 2 Corinthians 5 about the New Creation (the great Re-creation I like to call it) that God started in Jesus. “if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away, see, everything has become new!” (2 Cor 5:17) This spoke the love … Continue reading Re-creation
  • Love Extended to the Sky - I have been humbled by the radical love of God. Nowhere do I find a love that is as powerful, consistent, and all-encompassing as the kind that God has shown me, his creature. I am known, cared for, sustained, and embraced by the love of God in Jesus. And I’m beginning to suspect I’m not … Continue reading Love Extended to the Sky
  • Love and Community - Written over a cup of coffee, scrambled eggs, and a lemon poppy seed biscuit. There is a quotation from Dietrich Bonhoeffer that I once read, appreciated, and forgot about until yesterday – one I can’t shake this morning. Bonhoeffer was an ethicist, theologian, and rebel pastor during the Nazi occupation of Germany: an all around … Continue reading Love and Community
  • Gathering with God - Hello Everyone! Happy Tuesday. I am praying this morning that God’s Spirit speaks to yours today and meets you, perhaps, where you least expect it. Last Sunday was the first of 2016. 2016! It’s a new year and the world is fresh in many ways, as God’s love for the world is new every morning. … Continue reading Gathering with God
  • Speaking of Joy - Hello Everyone, Each day this week I am praying for you all, that your joy would be full and God would meet you, wherever the week takes you! Here are a few things that make me happy. Feel free to respond to this email with joyous thoughts or items of your own 🙂 1. Apparently … Continue reading Speaking of Joy
  • Speaking of God’s Policies (ways you can help Syrian refugees in crisis) - Hello Everyone! I hope this email finds you well in the midst of your mid-week happenings. Last Sunday I preached a sermon on the policies of God’s program for the world, looking at Psalm 146 and thinking about how we might join in on God’s work. Specifically, we thought about ways we too could “watch … Continue reading Speaking of God’s Policies (ways you can help Syrian refugees in crisis)