The Gospel of Luke provides a unique glimpse into the Christmas story. In Luke chapter 2 we read of yet another person that celebrates the birth of the Messiah. Neither Simeon nor Anna received an angelic announcement of Jesus’ birth. There was no star guiding their path. Instead, both people recognized Jesus amidst the hustle […]
As we end the church liturgical calendar year we focus different sort of kingdom God calls us to. While our culture compels us to spend and accumulate more for ourselves, Jesus reminds us to care for the marginalized. Our call as Christians is to the poor, to the weak, to the broken places because that […]
Paul is passionate about spreading the good news of the Gospel, so much so that he is willing to adapt to the intellectual framework of the people he is trying to connect to. All to often in faith and in our life as the church, we rely too heavily on the set practices that have […]
Jesus says, “I am the way the truth and the life” and that if you have seen him you have also seen God. Similarly, our parents, our mentors and our elders embody God’s love for us. We experience God through Jesus and through those who follow in Jesus’ footsteps.
On Christ the King Sunday, the last day of the church calendar year, we would expect scriptures that declare the majesty and reign of Jesus Christ. What does the story of the crucifixion have to do with God’s kingdom that is ushered in by Jesus? “The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the […]
With a nation divided after the 2016 election, we listen to the words of the prophet Isaiah, who speaks of God “Creating a new heaven and new earth.” The newness that God has in store for all of creation is not only a future reality, it is a present creative activity. Our task is to […]