Life Unlocked

Scripture: John 20:19-31 The disciples find themselves locked in an upper room in fear and uncertainty. One of them, Thomas, longs to touch the risen Jesus, facing the reality of the pain of what has been. On the other side of the touch comes a great unlocking, sending the disciples and Jesus’s ministry into the … Read more

Easter Sunday and An Idle Tale

Scripture: Luke 24:1-12 In the Gospel of Luke, the good news of Easter is an empty tomb with Jesus no where to be found. When faithful women try to share the news, it is considered “an idle tale.” What signs of resurrection are we too quick to call “idle”, impractical or unreasonable? How can we … Read more

Walking Through Holy Week: Palm Sunday

Jesus enters Jerusalem and shows us the uncertain and unsettled ways in a life can change in a week. Through his journey, and the ways in which our ancestors invite us to retell it each year, how might we learn to face that uncertain and painful path… trusting that God’s power and presence transform the … Read more

Retelling Ourselves: New Creation

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 The Apostle Paul, in a time of conflict, writes of the hope of a new creation in which all are reconciled to one another and to God. How do we join that “ministry of reconciliation?” Could the answer be in finding the possibility of resurrection in each of us?