“What Happens Next?”

May 10, 2020 | Acts 6:8-15; 7:1, 51-60; 1st Peter 2:19-25 

This past week Tomos Roberts posted a reading of his poem, “The Great Realisation” on YouTube.  It is presented as a children’s bedtime story.  If you were physically here with me, I would ask you to raise your hand if you saw it.   If you are watching now, you could send a little heart icon […]

The Holy Spirit as Communion—Our “With Oneness”

June 9, 2019 | Acts 2:1-18; Genesis 1:1-2

Pentecost is a celebration of the powerful outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit on all flesh, and this week thinking about this Spirit outpouring I felt a lot of sadness.  I don’t think the early Christians gave us this story to make us feel sad.  Quite the opposite.  They told it to remind us what the […]

“The Spirit Made Me Do It!”

June 2, 2019 | Acts 11:1-18

A young woman sent an email to the Church this week asking for help.  Her good friend has gotten involved with a church that, in her words “teaches that homosexuality is a sin.”  This friend has begun to believe and say hateful things, and is learning about conversion therapies for gay and lesbian people.  The […]

“Same Road, Different Destination”

May 12, 2019 | Acts 9:1-20 

Even people who have never actually heard the Biblical story of Saul being knocked to his knees by a light from heaven know what it means to have a “Damascus road experience.”  You were headed in one direction, or maybe without direction, a little lost, and then suddenly, you were going in a different direction, […]

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