A Faith that Invites Others

A Faith that Invites Others

Perhaps some of you have seen it in my office; I have a prayer rug on my floor. To most I guess it looks like an area rug that is too small for the space it currently occupies (my wife, Laurie thinks so anyway). It is a reminder for me to pray providing a regular...
Waiting is Living

Waiting is Living

I grew up hunting in Pennsylvania with my uncles and my grandfather. We hunted for deer and turkey which is another way of saying we hunted most of the year. The picture is of the deer stand that my brother and I would use on those cold mornings on the land my...

Entrusted with the Gospel

Proper 25 Year A Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18 Psalm 1 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 I love this line from Paul today: “but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak not to please mortals, but to please God...
What is The Right Answer?

What is The Right Answer?

“How is John Caputo using Martin Heidegger’s hermeneutical ‘as’ to compare Paul’s understanding of grace in Romans with Jacques’ Derrida’s use of ‘chance’ in order to interpret Augustine’s ‘Confessions’?” Or some such question would be asked in my Religion courses in...
Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit

From the killing of Ahmaud Arbery to the  release of the video of his killing, to the ramble in Central Park, to the death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis it has been a painful and tragic period in our life as a nation;  all of this with the backdrop of...
The Wilderness is Calling

The Wilderness is Calling

When I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania we would take a road trip most summers to visit family in Michigan. We always looked forward to these trips. Summer in Michigan is incredible. We loved spending time in Traverse City, swimming in the lakes and rivers, and...