When God Calls

January 14, 2018/I Samuel 3:1-20 The Bible is full of “call” stories – accounts of God’s claim on various people, God’s appointing of prophets and priests.  One of the earliest is that of Moses.  His story is epic and startling and lends itself to dramatic representation in art or movies.  You’ve got the simple shepherd… Read More When God Calls

My Beloved

January 7, 2018 – Baptism of the Lord/Mark 1:4-11 I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the birth of our first child, probably because that child now is expecting her first – who also will be a daughter.  When Jennifer joined us, in her own difficult and miraculous way, it certainly changed our life, as… Read More My Beloved

An Old Man’s Faith

December 31, 2017/1st Sunday after Christmas Isaiah 61:10-62:3/Luke 2:22-40 Mary and Joseph may have had an unusual introduction to parenthood, what with the virgin birth and angel visitations and all, but they were determined to be faithful Jewish parents.  When the infant boy was eight days old, they had him circumcised, according to the law… Read More An Old Man’s Faith