Seeing God in The World

If Jesus came to earth today, would we recognize him? In our gospel today we read about the religious elders trying to catch Jesus out. They are not happy at all. Here comes a young guy who is going around town saying and doing things that are not the norm. We all know the type. These are people who say and do... Read More


Reconcillation: Making People Whole

So I am pretty sure I am not the only parent who experiences the ongoing argument amongst children about what the other person gets versus what they receive. It goes pretty much like this, “Well Charlotte got one, so why can’t I?” Or “But Amelia had a longer turn, why can’t I?” Sound familiar. . .   In today’s... Read More

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Forgiveness & Mercy

Peter comes to Jesus with a question. It is a question that he and the disciples have been wondering about for some time. It is even a question that many of us from time to time may have wondered. How many times should we forgive someone? This is a question that not only applies to ourselves but extends to the... Read More


The Power of the Cross

So here is where I think the problem is. For us who profess the Christian Faith we see the cross as a symbol of grace and liberation. For us the cross represents freedom and knowledge that through the death and resurrection of Jesus, through the cross, we are already saved. So, on the one hand, Yay for us.   But... Read More


The Places Where God Meets Us

So the day had finally come when I got the call. I was a brand new deacon in the Church of God, serving in my first parish, Christ Church Creston. The call was one that I had for a long time been cautiously curious about and at the same time looked forward to. The voice on the other end of the phone, “Is this Fr.... Read More