Pentecost 18

Jesus speaks to a rich man this week. Amos has words for the wealthy of his day. I was heading home from Church yesterday and turned on the radio in

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Pentecost 17 – Sept 19

The reading this week has Jesus picking up a child, placing that child in the midst of the disciples, and addressing them about the nature of the kingdom of God.

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Paul and Isaiah

The Apostle Paul had studied under Gamaliel, one of the leading Jewish teachers of his day (Acts 5:34 and 22:3). Paul knew the Old Testament very well, seems to have

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The Joy Giver

You may have heard that it was hot here in Oregon. It was. I live close to the airport and it registered 116 degrees on Monday, June 28. I must

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Perseverance

Paul said in the reading we heard last week, “We do not lose heart.” This week the congregant will hear Paul assert, “So we are always of good courage.” I

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Digesting the Word

Collect for Pentecost III – Series B Blessed Lord, since You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear them, read,

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Preaching Trinity

I find it difficult to preach on Trinity Sunday. Standing in the pulpit and admitting that I do not understand something does not seem like a good idea. Not much

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Things I see

Thank you, Jesus.

I was on vacation last week. It was really good to be away and to see my family at the wedding of a nephew. On Sunday, a little bleary from

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