Choose Your Kingdom

Proper 10 Colossians 1:1-24 We are looking at the book of Colossians, both in our Christian Ed hour and the sermon. Colossians is a unique book. When we studied Ephesians last summer, we learned that Ephesians was a book written by Paul to new Christians or to those in baptismal training. The same can be … [Read more…]

The Workers are Few

Proper 9 Luke 10:1-19 Sarah and I returned from a marriage Sabbath retreat last weekend that was spectacular. We had an opportunity to meet other clergy couples and commiserate on our similar challenges as couples in ministry. This Wednesday is our anniversary of 9 years. I’ve counseled a few couples this spring who are set … [Read more…]

Trinity Sunday

Now most of the time, when priests begin to talk about the Trinity, you’ll find some folks who go SNORE. The problem is, we cannot ignore the Trinity. In fact, the Trinity is the essence of our faith. St. Athanasius said that belief in the Trinity is what makes us Christian to begin with. Critics … [Read more…]


Pentecost 2007 What is Pentecost? Pentecost, also known as Shavuot, or the Feast of the Weeks, was (and is) the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks, or fifty days, after Passover. Shavuot is known also as … [Read more…]