Weaving the Fabric of Life

Ephesians 4:11-16 (NRSV) If you’ve read the Stewardship letter we sent out a couple of weeks ago, you’ll already know that, back in February, I happened across an article in the New York Times by David Brooks. The article was called “A Nation of Weavers.” From the...

Telling the Story

I love to tell the story for those who know it best, Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest. And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song, ‘twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long. –“I Love to Tell the Story” –Words...

Dishonest Steward or Shrewd Manager

Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV) I don’t know about you, but this is the most confusing parable that I have read.  I could have chosen a different scripture to preach on, but when I read a comment from a minister who recommended avoiding this scripture, I was taken back to my...

Getting Lost

Luke 15:3-10 (NRSV) In the introduction to Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, “An Altar in the World,” she tells about a time when she was invited by a “wise old priest” to come and talk with his congregation. When she asked him, “What do you want me to talk about,” he...

New Church Year

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people who are God’s own possession. You have become this people so that you may speak of the wonderful acts of the one who called you out of darkness into his amazing light. Once you weren’t a people,...