An Ancient Future World

“Derek data mines the internet for articles hoping to help others gaze at the world through the lens of Christ Jesus.”   Modern Malta: Old and New Collide on This Island Nation Summary:  Angling for its turn on the world stage, this tiny island nation...

A Winter Rose

Metaphors abound for the miracle of incarnation, and early hymn writers frequently rely on imagery that might seem unusual to our modern ears, to convey the message. Lo, How A Rose ‘ere Blooming is one of these texts. The poem relies on the image in Isaiah 11:1 – a...

Pastor’s Prayer –for 4 December 2016

“A Christmas Prayer” By Dorothy Hsu   It’s Christmas, Lord. The season to be jolly and all that.    But some of us aren’t so jolly.   It’s time for family to be together, To sing ‘I’ll be home for Christmas.’ But Lord, Some of our loved ones wont’ be home This year,...

Mary’s Hallelujah

This week we begin preparing ourselves for Advent – the most counter-cultural season of the Christian Year. Why counter-cultural? Because the readings and themes of the liturgy call us to wonder and wait, while all around us, the culture presses us to celebrate. The...
The Final Four: Peace

The Final Four: Peace

The Final Four: Peace Lectionary 27 November 2016 First Sunday in Advent Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 Text to Life This Sunday marks the beginning of a new “season” in the liturgical calendar. The twenty-seven Sundays of Pentecost have come...