The Same Answer No Matter the Question By Neil Boggan

The Same Answer No Matter the Question By Neil Boggan

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear…Those who say ‘I love God,’ and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars…The commandment we have from God is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.”  (1 John 4:18a,...
God’s Work Is Our Work By Carmen Anderson

God’s Work Is Our Work By Carmen Anderson

“If, as Scripture says, ‘God is love,’ then human freedom is real. As Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor properly discerned, freedom is a burden, choice is scary. But freedom is the absolutely necessary precondition of love. We are not slaves but children of our Father,...
Halloween and All Saints Day By Dr. Jim Lewis

Halloween and All Saints Day By Dr. Jim Lewis

This week we celebrate both Halloween and All Saints Day.  The darkness of Halloween with its evil spirits gives rise to the bright day devoted to the saints who have gone before us.  My hope is that this is a metaphor for what lies behind and what lies ahead.  Disney...
Down from Above By Theresa Jennings

Down from Above By Theresa Jennings

You have heard the story many times growing up.  It is found in Matthew 9 (although this version does not tell about the roof entrance), Mark 2 and Luke 5.  The paralytic man was carried by men to see Jesus, but they could not get through the crowd of people packed in...
A Feast for Crows By Neil Boggan

A Feast for Crows By Neil Boggan

“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.  For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as...

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