The Book of Why

The Book of Why

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect By Judea Pearl and Dana MacKenzie Published 2018 ISBN: 978-0-465-09760-9 –Review by Douglas Balzer The title of this book is brilliant. The Book of Why. Why? A single word question that brings with it profound...

Advent I: Let the Waiting Begin

Advent 1 – Let the Waiting Begin Are you willing to wait? Are we willing to call our congregations to waiting? Waiting is not unengaged, or disinterested; it is a seldom-practiced kind of engagement. One that is patient and persistent. Advent waiting is expectant...
God Encounter

God Encounter

God Encounter Story Lectionary 2 December 2018 The First of the Advent of Our Lord’s Birth Handmaiden Hagar and Ishmael, Her Son, Sent Into the Wilderness, Encounter God (Genesis 16:1-14) Handmaidens Bilhah and Zilpah Bear Sons Who Will Become Lost Tribes of Israel...

Pastor’s Prayer for 2 December 2018

Come, Sun and Savior, to embrace Our gloomy world, its weary race, As groom to bride, as bride to groom: The wedding chamber, Mary’s womb. At your great Name, O Jesus, now All knees must bend, all hearts must bow; All things on earth with one accord, Like those...