A Positive Word

Recently, I discovered the works of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks whose writing has been a blessing to me. This is especially true of his book, “Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible.“ His reflections on Metzora were so timely for me and I believe important for everyone after a year like … More A Positive Word

Living the Blessings: Jesus message on The Beatitudes

“When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and he taught them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” The Gospel according to Matthew 5:1-3 I can’t escape that the first … More Living the Blessings: Jesus message on The Beatitudes

Sermon: “What is the Church?”

In the fourth installation of this critical question “What is the Church?” we explore practice of evangelism. When someone says “evangelism” people tend to be excited or turned off with very little middle ground. I invite you to think about evangelism by asking three important questions; “Does the Bible say anything about evangelism?” “What did … More Sermon: “What is the Church?”

The Violence

I don’t understand. I suppose that in many ways is a good thing, because I do not believe that we are designed to comprehend the vile sickness within someone who carries out the kind of horrors that we learned about this morning. How could this happen; again? Only this time it is the worst on … More The Violence