Living the Resurrection: Moses

All resurrection is change from one kind/state of being to another. If there is no change, there is no resurrection. But as we see in the life of Jesus, Peter, the other disciples, and our own lives, there was and is indeed, resurrection that has and does take place. Last week we talked about theContinue reading “Living the Resurrection: Moses”

The Story: Pilgrims and Wanderers

You can see this sermon and the service on the Zion UMC Facebook page by clicking here. Pilgrims and strangers We are pilgrims and the spiritual descendants of pilgrims, carrying on our own tradition of pilgrimage. We are spiritual wanderers from Father Abraham, a Bedouin herdsman to Moses, a wandering statesman to Elijah, a wanderingContinue reading “The Story: Pilgrims and Wanderers”

The Story: Life and Then Some

It’s not what you think…it’s better. One of my favorite expressions is ‘adventures in missing the point.’ It’s a fun little phrase used to relay the idea that someone is misinterpreting or misunderstanding a situation. Most of the time people use it when someone does something ridiculously, obviously out of touch with the situation. KindContinue reading “The Story: Life and Then Some”

Living VIII: Pentecost

SHocking The eighteenth century was an age of fascination with electricity. Scientists were experimenting with things that created current to try and understand the way electricity worked.  People were playing with things called static generators: a ball of sulfur or glass spun around while rubbing a hand or a woolen cloth on the outer glass.Continue reading “Living VIII: Pentecost”

Living III – Follow Me

Adjustments As most of you know, I like to eat. I mean, I really like to eat. Pick a food group, I have a favorite, especially where breads and sweets are concerned. When I was younger – much younger, I might add – I could eat ridiculous amounts of food without any apparent effect toContinue reading “Living III – Follow Me”

The Ministry II

Part Two: People to Minister With Working with teenagers is like walking a cat, you can take them outside, you can put a leash on them, but the odds are, they’ll just lay on the ground and play with the leash. Case in point, I decided that it would be bright idea to have aContinue reading “The Ministry II”