Pastor’s Prayer for 31 December 2016

Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future. We each have our hopes and expectations for the year that is ahead of us—but You alone know what it holds for us, and...
God in Public

God in Public

God in Public– How the Bible Speaks Truth to Power Today By Tom Wright ISBN: 978-0-281-07423-5 paperback Published 2016 Review by Douglas Balzer   God in Public: How the Bible Speaks Truth to Power Today by Tom (N.T.) Wright is a brilliant collection of lectures...

Remembering Backwards and Forwards

“’It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,’ the White Queen remarked.” Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol   Google’s Year in Search Summary: Would you like to know what people were searching for on the internet? What were the top searches of 2016?...
Song of Joy

Song of Joy

Song of Joy / Breaking News! Story Lectionary 25 December 2016 Christmas Day – The Birth of Jesus The Birth of Sons and the Favor of Abel (Genesis 4) Moses and the Pleasure of the Lord (Exodus 33) The Favor of the Lord Upon Hannah and Samuel (1 Samuel 2:18-26)…...

O Come…

The deep and dark of longing presses in on these days of waiting. The ancient traditions spent this last week of Advent meditating on the “O Antiphons,” which are the names and images of the Christ, taken from the book of Isaiah. Each antiphon (the liturgical...