Sin Boldly … It might not mean what you think...
YouTube Video Our text this Sunday is a common and familiar one, which is read each year the Sunday after the Resurrection. We know this story as "Doubting Thomas". On Palm Sunday, I talked about we all have had our moments when we have been Judas (the betrayer) and Peter (the denier); well, we all… Continue reading Doubt? Ask and Seek
Doubt is a significant part of our faith... if we are only brave enough to doubt.
Our Lenten journey begins with Jesus tempted in the wilderness. We experience temptation too.
Lent is a life-giving, 'come to Jesus'. transformative journey... and Ash Wednesday invites us into it.
God instructs the disciples and us to listen to Jesus, but what does it mean to listen?
God is life-giving. God frees us to serve in gratitude. This service is the next chapter.
Baptism and the Affirmation of Baptism includes a minor Rite of Exorcism for removing unclean spirits that defy the Will and Kingdom of God AND draw us from God and neighbor.
We are called into repentance. This means confronting our failures, sins, and shadow-side in order to have a change in mind, heart, and life.
Our use of prophetic voice is one aspect of living into and living out our shared Christian, baptismal vocations... although it may be uncomfortable for the hearer and/or the speaker.
As I was scrolling on Facebook, I stumbled upon a post inquiring:If Jesus was without sin, why must he have been baptized? I love such questions that invite us to ponder our understanding and engage our faith. The Gospel accounts agree that Jesus’ baptism was the beginning of his public ministry. John the Baptizer was… Continue reading Why was Jesus Baptized? Why Affirm Our Own?