June 19, 2016

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

It is the beginning of many a story: A brave few boarding a ship to sail for conquest, exploration, and glory in hostile territory. The idea brings to mind characters […]
May 15, 2016


I used to go to bible studies to meet girls—all that wasted effort, and I ended up meeting my wife in the cafeteria at college. But before that I found […]
May 8, 2016

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Our first couple of days as parents didn’t go very well logistically. We had feeding problems and jaundice problems and digestive problems, and that was all just Autumn. There were […]
May 1, 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter

It was a quirk of history that in a gathering of only twelve disciples, Jesus ends up with two who have the same name. It was unfortunate for the disciple […]
April 24, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

The combination of today’s readings is one of the most powerful and life-changing combinations that we run across in our lectionary if we actually listen. And there are three reasons […]