Eden revisited

Trees and flowing water at Tel Dan National Park, Israel

A few different friends suggested that I watch Good Omens on Amazon Prime. It’s funny, British, has a stellar cast, and is an irreverent take on the relationship between good and evil? I’m there. (Well, I’m only 3/4 of an episode there so far. Finishing a thesis and attending Annual Conference really takes it out […]

Absolute love

This reflection came up in my Facebook timeline this morning, attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ: Nothing is more practicalthan finding God,that is,than falling in love in a quiteabsolute, final way.What you are in love with,what seizes your imagination,will affect everything.It will decide what will get you out of bedin the morning,what you will do with […]

Transitus

palm sunday death resurrection

Palm Sunday is the beginning of the end of Jesus’ active ministry on earth. His arrival in Jerusalem, foretold in the millennia before he took human form, sets into motion all of the events of Holy Week. This post is based on a sermon I delivered at Shoregate UMC this morning as part of the […]

Redemption

redemption

Redemption has been the theme over the last couple of weeks at church, specifically the promise of “a new thing” that Isaiah prophesied in the verse above – and actually, if we look back further it was a recurring theme through the month of May. I suppose redemption applies and appeals to everyone in one […]