January 29, 2017/I Corinthians 1:18-31 It doesn’t seem at all strange to us. Crosses adorn church steeples and markers in cemeteries. We embroider them in gold thread on church paraments. We hang them on the wall and set them on the table and wear them around our necks. To us, there is nothing at… Read More Why the Cross?
January 22, 2017/Matthew 4:12-23 Something about Jesus must have spoken to Simon and Andrew, to James and John – something other than his words, his simple command to “Follow me!” Something must have suggested that this man walking along the lakeshore was special, was different, that he mattered. Whatever the case, when Jesus called,… Read More You’ve Been Called
Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord/January 15, 2017 For most of us, Christmas is a distant memory. I would wager that all of you have, by now, pulled the tree and garland down and tucked all of the decorations back into their boxes and storage bins. Christmas is over. Christmas is 344 days away. Maybe you’re glad… Read More Starlight, Faith, and Worship