Holy Spirit Stuff

Certain sects of Christianity are sometimes accused of being a lightweights when it comes to championing a robust theology of the Holy Spirit. This morning’s Word of the Lord tearfully reminds the faithful how vital the Holy Spirit is in our lives and precisely why we need the Spirit of God in Christ. Understand, first,Continue reading “Holy Spirit Stuff”

From the Pastor: Taking Up Your Cross

“The next day, the great crowd that had come to the Passover festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord – the King of Israel!’” (John 12:12-13) TodayContinue reading “From the Pastor: Taking Up Your Cross”

The Sun Also Rises

Think, for a moment, about the astrophysics of a sunrise. The dizzying mechanics are cosmic in scope: The earth spinning on its axis at 1,000 mph, orbiting in a 584 million-mile track around a star that’s about a million times larger than our planet, so far distant that its light – dashing through space at nearly 300 million miles per second – travels more than eight minutes before kissing the face of the earth.

Fidgety Faith

Try to forget, if you will, everything you think you know about the apostle Thomas. And please start with the dreadful nickname “Doubting Thomas” that hangs over the apostle like a dark cloud of shame and guilt. Please forget that somewhere along the way you were taught or otherwise came to believe that the mainContinue reading “Fidgety Faith”