Doing What We’re Told? - Reflections on Matthew 28:16-20

The message of this closing scene in Matthew is that any and everybody is called to make disciples any and everywhere. With no excuses, no postponements of justice, and no obstacles that God can’t do something about.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Panel of Three: The Ascension of Jesus

Like the stained glass triptych, the Ascension in Luke’s account highlights three panels that all depict stages in the story of the same Savior.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jesus’ Commencement Address

Jesus’ Commencement Address holds out the promise of a God who doesn’t just wave from the porch and wish us luck, but who lives and works in our hearts and in our homes.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Q and A with Jesus

We continue, throughout our lives, to ask and re- ask the basic questions of “Am I on the right track in life?” and “How can I know God in my life?” The answer Jesus gives is both simple and profound. “I am the Way.” 

Monday, May 4, 2020

An Off the Wall Shepherd

The Good Shepherd is not an image intended to comfort children. It is an image intended to inspire the faith of adults in difficult times.  It is an image meant to counter forces that would isolate them from each other and undermine their faith in Christ.  It’s an image tailor made for times like these.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Preaching John 20:19–31 in the Midst of the Pandemic

When preachers ask people to identify with Thomas, they are inviting them to recognize that we do not all experience the resurrected Christ in the same way or at the same time, but that Christ comes to us nevertheless. Thus we can experience the resurrection even in our current circumstances.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Preaching to an Empty Tomb

Christian preachers this week stand at the entrance to the empty tomb and preach to those within it. What is it we all need to hear?

Whatever tomb we are in this Holy week, it is not empty of God. 

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Fear or Faith?

When any crisis comes my way, I know I have the choice: hide from it in fear or face it with confidence and faith.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Any News? Reflections on Matthew 1:18-25

Our experience in life is unpredictable from day to day. We wake up in the morning and we are not entirely sure what combination of good news and bad news the day will bring. 

Monday, December 16, 2019