Thought from Holy Week: Did he have any idea what was happening upstairs?

This year an unnamed biblical character popped off the page as I read the gospel accounts for Maundy Thursday. Three of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, record the interaction between Jesus and his disciples as they make preparations to … Continue reading

Creating space for spiritual seeking and seekers – what would you recommend?

Imagine you’re sitting for the final exam in your seminary class on evangelism. One of the questions for the essay portion of the test is the following: Develop a plan for a year-round retreat center, and formulate a general outline … Continue reading

Batteries Weren’t Included – the Missing Piece

Sermons I heard on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount did little to clear up the already present muddle in my adolescent brain. I grasped the concept of rules, guidelines and high standards and understood the expectation of perfection, that was … Continue reading

Blessings Discovered in My First Liturgical Advent

Previously I wrote about my journey from a conservative Baptist background toward a liturgical church. ¬†For the past six months, I have been attending an evangelical Anglican church, and this December was my first “official” observance of Advent. My previous … Continue reading