Jesus Christ calls us to be a joyful community that celebrates God's love, transforms lives, and is a force for justice in the world.

Going through the Motions

“In what ways do we as a faith community simply “go through the motions” of talking about seeking justice and doing good? How do we as individuals “go through the motions” of coming here on Sunday to reaffirm our desire to be the people we want to be, and maybe even the people we believe God calls us to be, but then go right back to the same weekly ruts, the familiar routines of tending to our needs and our needs alone?”

Hosea: God’s Pathos

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 28, 2019) Hosea 1:2-10 (Common English Bible) When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to him,“Go, marry a prostitute and have children of prostitution, for the people of the land commit great prostitution by deserting the Lord.” So Hosea went and took Gomer, Diblaim’s daughter, and she became pregnant and bore him a…

Power Analysis

This is how God works. The is a resounding truth that echoes through the pages of the Bible: “God chooses to love–and not only love–but side with and move through the outcast, the downtrodden, the least, the seemingly power-less.”

Trinity Sunday

If we imagine that truth is the enemy of mystery, it is only because we live in a world that insists on “knowing” in a way that is cataloguing and possessive, that insists that what is “true” is something inert, something that can be examined from all sides and seen to hold together, something that can be exhausted.