Pastor’s Prayer –4 June 2017 (Pentecost)

Prayer to the Holy Father Almighty, immaculate God, Father without origin; invisible, infinite, indescribable, uncircumscribable, immutable, unknowable, unreachable; you, who alone have immortality, abiding in unapproachable light;Through your Word, you created the...
The Leadership Labyrinth

The Leadership Labyrinth

The Leadership Labyrinth: Negotiating the Paradoxes of Ministry Author – Judson Edwards ISBN: 1-57312-441-9 –Review by Douglas Balzer      Personally, the inclusion of labyrinth in the title of this book appealed to me. A labyrinth is known to be an...

Aaron’s Rod

Henri Nouwen was a force of nature. For many decades, when you thought of writers on Christian spirituality, whether Protestant or Catholic, the first name to come to mind was his. Then the mind went blank. When Nouwen died in 1996, that blank began to be blanketed by...
Learn it, Don’t Live it!

Learn it, Don’t Live it!

Learn it, Don’t Live it! Lectionary 28 May 2017 7th Sunday of Easter Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Text to Life There are two tiers to learning. Good parents teach their children both tiers. The first tier opens up our children to...
Dressed for Success?

Dressed for Success?

Dressed for Success? Story Lectionary 28 May 2017 Jesus’ Ascension God’s Promise to Abraham (Genesis 12 and 17) The Story of Elijah and the Cloak of Power (2 Kings) Psalm 5: The Cloak of Protection Spread Over the Righteous Psalm 91: The Lord Covers You with...