The Building of Community

This Weeks text focuses on the Keys of the Kingdom. Long used as a defense of the church hierarchy and the common persons defense of it, there are some radical ways of looking at this text from Matthew. Primarily around the building around the petras or “rock”. Long thought to be a clever play on … Read more

The Power of Seeds

This week we hear a familiar parable. This parable is the parable of the sower and the seed. And we hear about various ground types that seed can grow in. But to me the remarkable thing that people miss is the fact that all of the seeds that were planted grew! Regardless of where they … Read more

Spreading Hope

The words from the prophet Jeremiah speak volumes this week. “ I hear voices on every side, the voices that say Denounce him denounce him.” You see Jeremiah was not a popular prophet. He was predicting the down fall of the mighty reign of the Kings of Israel. Generations and generations had not listened and … Read more

For We Are One Body

This week has been an interesting week. We have kicked off Pride month, which for those like me and many in our congregation identify as LGBT, is a celebratory month. We celebrate the fact that we are here, we are alive, and we have risen above the hate and anger spewed at us and our … Read more

A Rush of Wind

This week we celebrate and commemorate the feast of Pentecost. It is the birthday of the church! And growing up it was a really confusing feast because it got ignored in my baptist upbringing yay reformation theology; or really really hoaky activites like singing “Happy Birthday” to the church and having a birthday cake at … Read more