On Tolerating Intolerance

“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbors eye…” — Mathew 7:5 New Revised Standard Version Dear Friends, Yesterday, driving to church, I pulled up at a stoplight behind a car with an...

Taking Refuge

Psalm 71:1-6 (NRSV) When I was living in Maine, there was a Public Broadcasting program I used to catch every once in a while. It was called, Down Memory Lane. The host, Toby Leboutillier, would play music going back decades that, according to the website, originally...

CAT Feedback Session

The seed that fell on good soil are those who hear the word and commit themselves to it with a good and upright heart. Through their resolve, they bear fruit. — Luke 8:15 Common English Bible Dear Friends, HOLY COW!! After a summer of waiting, we are fast bearing down...

Unconditional Love

Matthew 22:34-40 (CEB) I had a chance to do a wedding yesterday with a Jewish cantor by the name of Claire Metzger. It was a lovely, combined Christian and Jewish service, complete with vows and rings exchanged, blessings sung, the breaking of the glass, all under a...