7 Dec, 2016

Fragile Christmas

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Recently, I was sitting in our Church alone. Sometimes praying is merely listening. I kept hearing, almost in a whisper, the word fragile, as if it was a message given silently in that quiet moment. Sometimes everything that seems so rock solid can come apart in the twinkling of an eye. How fragile life can [...]

10 Nov, 2016

Election 2016

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The Election of 2016 is over. It may turn out to be the most momentous election in our lifetime. The acerbic debates, advertisements, and quips have ended. Smart and loyal people are calling for a smooth transition of power as a hallmark of American democracy, as the questions looms over our collective consciousness “What comes [...]

12 Aug, 2016

Prayer – vs – Hate

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The summer of 2016 has been filled with tragedy. Society as we know it is changing, not just in the United States but throughout the world. Shootings, bombings, protests, harsh rhetoric abounds reminding us that this change has been gradually creeping toward us for decades. William Butler Yeats wrote a poem entitled “The Second Coming” [...]

27 Apr, 2016

Primal Explosion

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The famous poet T. S. Eliot won a Nobel Prize for Literature for his long poem, “The Four Quartets.”  It is a masterpiece.  Eliot gave me an understanding of what to look for when I want to know the resurrection. He wrote, “There are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest [...]

14 Apr, 2016

Where Are We Going?

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At the beginning of his Canterbury Tales, Geoffery Chaucer describes the convening of twenty-nine pilgrims at the Tabard Inn in Southwark on the southern bank of the River Thames. The following day they would travel to Canterbury, ‘the holy Blissful martyr for to seek.”  They were going to kneel and prayer at the jewel-encrusted tomb [...]

17 Mar, 2016

The Art of Easter

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Have you ever wondered where the tradition of the Easter egg arose? When I was young, I was always told that the Easter egg was a symbol of the empty tomb. After the egg was cracked and eaten you had left the shell which symbolized the tomb. This never seemed to work very well. When [...]

17 Feb, 2016

The Season of Lent

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The season of Lent in the Church is an ancient custom designed to help us repent, change something in our lives for the better, take prayer seriously, and generally consider your soul and its relationship to God. Some Christians are rigorous about giving a tenth of their income to some holy use; it is generally [...]

14 Jan, 2016

Pieces of the Puzzle

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Have you ever had the experience of going somewhere for what you thought was one reason and it turned out that you where there for a completely different reason than you expected or imagined? We are not always going where we think we are going for the reasons we think we are. There must have [...]

7 Jan, 2016


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Gary Hamel, author, consultant, and professor at the London Business School quipped, “What’s true for churches is true for other institutions; the older and more organized they get, the less adaptable they become. That’s why the most resilient things in our world – biological life, stock markets, the internet – are loosely organized.” Hamel’s insight [...]

14 Dec, 2015

Rehydrating The Spirit

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Years ago I was in the Negev desert below the Gaza strip with some Bedouin. Bedouin are people who have lived in the desert for centuries. My experiences in the Holy Land had not yet taught me how difficult life can be there without water. The Bedouin would always tell us to drink even when [...]