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May 29, 2022-Acts 1:1-11 (Ascension C)

Too many religious people have their eyes set on heaven. Doing so keeps us from the work of compassion and justice that is needed in the world. When Jesus ascended, he promised that he would come again. Between these comings,…

May 22, 2022-Acts 16:9-15 (Easter 6C)

There are moments in our lives when we are seeking direction. We pray and ask God to show the way. What we often mean is, “God, show me everything and the result, then I will decide.” Being a follower of…

The Journey Continues

I recently shared that I would be retiring after 28 years of ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. My retirement will become effective on April 30, 2022 and will be officially approved at the Annual Conference this June. My…

May 15, 2022-Acts 11:1-18 (Easter 5C)

The religious rules we create often appear helpful to us at a moment in time. Even scriptures in the Bible are helpful in a particular moment when they are written. Over time customs change and cultures shift. How do adapt…

May 8, 2022-Acts 9:36-43 (Easter 4C)

When we hear a story about someone other than Jesus, our jaw may drop. In the Bible there are a total of four stories that describe someone being raised from the dead (besides Jesus.) Each one is unique, but each…

May 1, 2022-Acts 9:1-6 (Easter 3C)

As humans, we love to plot and plan. Very few of his live every day of our lives without some kind of intent, purpose, or agenda. How does God move and work in our midst when we are planned out?…

Gratitude and Ministry

On January 17, 1981 I invited Jesus Christ to come into my life to lead it with love and grace. With me were five schoolmates who shared the story of Jesus with me for the first time. All of us…

April 24, 2022-Acts 5:27-32 (Easter 2C)

The stories in the Book of Acts point us toward a deeper understanding of power and grace through the work of the Holy Spirit. In this week's episode we explore power through the appearance of Peter and John before the…

April 17, 2022-Luke 24:1-12 (Easter 1C)

Most days we avoid asking questions that might lead us into confusion or wonder. We often stay in spaces that sure and certain. What we find in the resurrection story of Jesus is a God who is at work in…

April 10, 2022-Luke 19:28-40 (Palm Sunday C)

The world of the 21st century is filled with empire, power, and politics. This world is not too unlike the world of Jesus so long ago. Jesus' entrance into the great city of Jerusalem is an entrance of a the…