Anticipation

Jeremiah 33:14-16 (NRSV) There’s a cartoon I like that shows a couple sitting on a couch watching T.V. The announcer is saying, “Tonight we have good news and bad news. First the bad news. Then a commercial. Then another commercial. Then a station break. Then another...

Belonging to the Truth

John 18:33-37 (NRSV) Have you ever had this experience? You’re in the market for a new car, or at least a different car. You become interested in some particular make and model, and then, all of a sudden you start seeing them everywhere you look. It’s funny how that...

Open and Affirming Anniversary

Philippians 4:4-9 (NRSV) What a wonderful day it is! This celebration of our Open and Affirming commitment has been a long time coming. I’m thrilled to be able to share it with all of you today. In the two years of our discernment process, there were many who said...

Practicing Gratitude

Colossians 3:15-17 (NRSV) I came across a story about gratitude in Christian Century magazine last year. It was written by Diana Butler Bass, about an experience she had in her first job after grad school. She had been working at a small Christian college in Santa...

On Not Knowing Where We’re Going

Genesis 12:1-6 (NRSV) I shared a little bit with you last week about a recent backpacking adventure I had with Corinne. Not to belabor the point, but some of the most important lessons I’ve learned in life have come from camping trips. I think I must take after my...