April 24, 2018

Palm/Passion Sunday 2018: Naked and Ashamed

Sermon: Palm/Passion Sunday 2018 Naked and Ashamed Mark 14: 43-52 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the … [Continue reading...]

The Saturday Monks Brunch: March 24, 2018

FIRST WEEKEND OF SPRING EDITION It's Spring! Well, sort of. Here's what our friend Randy Thompson had hanging around his place in New Hampshire as spring began this year. Follow the link to check out more beautiful pictures from … [Continue reading...]

Live into the “What” not the “Why”

When someone is drowning, the only thing worse than failing to throw them a life preserver is handing them a reason. • Kate Bowler • • • Live into the "What" not the "Why" Religious people (me, for example) are really good … [Continue reading...]

Miracles and Science, Part 3 by Ard Louis

Miracles and Science, Part 3 by Ard Louis We are continuing our reflections on Miracles and Science based on a series of blog posts by Ard Louis of BioLogos.  The blog posts can be found on the BioLogos web site archives … [Continue reading...]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Contemplative Photography (4)

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart Contemplative Photography, part four After some time away, we return today to the insights of Christine Valters Paintner, author of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian … [Continue reading...]

Richard Rohr: Thisness

Note from CM: Each day I receive meditations from Richard Rohr. I found Sunday's article quite insightful, and hope you will too. • • • Irreplaceable "Thisness" Each mortal thing does one thing and the same; Deals out that … [Continue reading...]

Lent 5: It Looks Like Dying

Sermon: Lent 5 It Looks Like Dying JOHN 12:20- 33 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ … [Continue reading...]

Jan Richardson: Blessing the Seed

Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (John 12.24) • From a lectionary reading for Lent 5: John 12.20-33 • • … [Continue reading...]

The Saturday Monks Brunch: March 17, 2018

ST. PATRICK'S DAY EDITION Top o' the mornin' to you! Welcome to the Monks Brunch on this St. Patrick's Day, 2018. Here are a few Irish blessings to share with each other as you lift your glasses this day: Bless your … [Continue reading...]

Culture War Christianity…from the other side

The ELCA claims to be committed to embracing diversity, seen even in Human Sexuality [ELCA Social Statement] as we embrace multiple positions on accepting same-gender relationality as a Christian lifestyle. So also there exist in … [Continue reading...]