Finding a Way Home

It’s a difficult time. However you’re coping with the world today, anxiety is not far away. Whether you’re isolated at home or at work and social distancing, you’d best be comfortable with your own company, at least for a while. That can be challenging at the best of times; we’re not always good at remembering […]

Jesus is back, and he brought the wine!

Right at the start of his ministry, Jesus gathers with ordinary people, in the sketchy part of town, and he brings wine to the party! And not just any wine, the good stuff. Was the “water into wine” simply a parlour trick, or truly a miracle? What are miracles, magic, illusions and signs all about, […]

The Days Are Surely Coming

The new church year begins this week. Not with a festival, cards, a big party or a special dinner. There’s not much decoration that’s for new year’s day, maybe even just a single candle on a wreath. A wreath with four other candles on it, and this first one isn’t even the most important. It’s […]

Christ the King : What does that look like?

He’s not the “King” they were expecting, and the image that we have of Jesus even today is likely very different from his actual physical appearance. Our depictions of Jesus say a lot more about us than they do about him, and that’s worth exploring as we come to the end of the church’s calendar […]

Still Standing

Jesus and his followers were leaving the Temple, when one of his disciples makes a seemingly innocuous comment. “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” (Mark 13:1) And they would’ve been right. Back in the day, the Temple was impressive. And it darn well should have been. After all, it was the house of […]

What the hell happens when we die

Heaven and hell, the cosmos, and bacteria cells – we explore it all in this deep dive discussion about death.

It’s complicated. And powerful.

It’s complicated. And powerful. Think for a minute about all the ways in which we use the word spirit. I’m going to talk about the Holy Spirit in a minute, but the same language might apply to its other uses. When someone is spirited, in high spirits or full of spirit, we mean they’re energetic, […]

How Do We Pray?

Many people are intimidated by technique when, really, the only technique that matters is what focuses your conversation with God.

Maybe it’s time for a change

When it comes to bible stories, I’m sometimes torn between wonder and explanation. That sounds like a loaded statement, but it’s not a bad thing, I don’t think. The thing is, I think the stories in the bible have an essential truth at the heart of them. That’s why the bible is still relevant – […]