A reflection on Mark 1:14-39. We follow Jesus through 25 verses of scripture, the 5 scenes which commence his public ministry. What are the essential elements that Mark the gospel writer lays out for us as Jesus begins his work? And is there anything among those elements that might influence our living and working this [...]
A reflection on Matthew 22:15-22 In what way does Jesus' answer to the Pharisees and Herodians regarding paying tax to the Emperor inform the big moral questions of our age?
Prayers of Adoration & Confession God of mystery and wonder in times beyond our imagining you created a house, this earth, where love can dwell clothing her with abundant beauty and amazing complexity. Forgive us when we participate in the destruction of our incredible home by simply doing nothing. Forgive us when we fail [...]
Prayers of Adoration & Confession Breathe…listen deep… Beloved Divine, our beginning and our end, you speak creation into being with a breath of love. Help us to listen and to hear you. And when we close our ears and our hearts to your creative word: have mercy on us. Breathe…listen deep… Jesus Christ, Word [...]
A reflection on generosity - part of a series about money. Jesus says, “Give to everyone who begs from you.” In the face of the increasing number of people begging in our city, is it really practical or even desirable to do what Jesus teaches?