How Long?

Ascension Sunday Acts 1:1-11 If anything has been crystalized over these past weeks, I hope it is the truth about where and what the church is and what it is not. While our building doors are closed, there are some ways in which the church has never seemed more open....

Holy Advocate

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:15-21 “Are you sitting down?” This was the first thing my doctor said to me over the phone. This was December of 2015, and I had been experiencing a strange pain in my chest. After stopping by a walk-in clinic, the doctor initially...

Which Way Are You Going?

Fifth Sunday of Easter John 14:1-14 I want to begin this morning by wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all for whom this day and this expression holds special meaning. I want to celebrate those who had a wonderful mother as I did, those who are mothers themselves, and...

All Things in Common

Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2:42-47 In some ways, it is overwhelming to think about the future of the “Church” as we have known it. We have laid such high stakes on our buildings and structures, rituals and routines. Who would ever have imagined the possibility of...

Hearts on Fire

Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:13-35 The two disciples mentioned in our gospel lesson had just left Jerusalem and now find themselves somewhere along the seven mile stretch to Emmaus. It is three days past the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus. News had quickly spread...

Between Two Verses

Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 We can all agree that last week was a little weird, right? I’m not saying that it was bad; no, I thought that it was wonderful. But as a whole, something felt off.  Rather than wearing a specially planned suit and tie, I instead...