I think that one of the most profound phrases in all the scriptures can be found in our Gospel reading today. It is six, simple words: “Sir, we wish to see … Continue reading We Want to See Jesus
There are some noises that drive me kind of crazy. I’m sure the same is true for you as well. Fingernails on a chalkboard. I hate that. Our dog, barking at 2 … Continue reading The Habit of the Word
The new fence went in this past week around the playground at Trinity. It replaces the (quite ugly) temporary, plastic fencing that has been in place since the beginning of … Continue reading The Law of Love
As the pandemic has drawn on (and on…and on…and on…), an interesting debate has emerged about the role of face masks – their effectiveness and their necessity. I will be … Continue reading Faith, Liberty and Face Masks
I have been looking forward to this week’s reading from the Gospel of Matthew for weeks. Really, I have. For at least a month, we’ve been plowing away through these … Continue reading Patina
The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week. The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a … Continue reading Nope. Never Again.
At their confirmation retreat a couple of weeks ago, our 10th graders had the opportunity to ask faith questions about things they were still wondering about. We discussed as many … Continue reading 10th Grade Faith Questions Part III
At this time of year, there is energy, and excitement: The school year is rolling Sunday School, confirmation and adult faith formation launch this next week Today, we’re sending a … Continue reading Messy Relationships
Has there ever been something that you really, really wanted…or maybe even something that you needed…and you just couldn’t quite get there? Maybe it’s a goal…or a hope…but it’s something … Continue reading So Close
Last Sunday, the words “He is Risen!” were immediately responded to with the refrain “He is Risen Indeed!” Choruses of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” were sung and around the … Continue reading Resurrection! Alleluia! Now What?