Salt and Light

Being called least in the kingdom, might not be so bad. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus clarifies that he means the whole law, every letter of it. We do not get to pick and choose which to follow and which to ignore. "Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and… Continue reading Salt and Light

Blessed?

When I think of peacemakers I have either met or read about, blessed or happy do not immediately come to mind. I am more likely to ascribe an adjective of long-suffering to peacemakers, to those hungering for righteousness, to those showing mercy, even to those who seek purity of mind. Happy: those hungering and thirsting… Continue reading Blessed?

Priorities

Was there ever one Christian Church? Today we squabble between claiming Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist, independent, or … This seems little changed from the problem St Paul had encountered with the church in Corinth. What I mean is that each of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos,"… Continue reading Priorities

Enriched for Mission!

I am thankful that God has called me to a diverse congregation. If we were of one mind on everything I doubt we would be as successful. I suspect that Paul particularly liked the church at Corinth because it too had a some strong personalities leading to some sharp differences of opinion. Yet to this… Continue reading Enriched for Mission!

January newsletter – The Skirl

Read in this month’s edition of The Skirl: Robert’s Ramblings: Beginnings Notes from our Session Upcoming luncheon Photos of the Children's Choir Faith Formation for Adults and Children Calendar, prayers of the people, and other interesting articles. Click here to get your copy of The Skirl for January.

Glow with the Flow

The ancient Celts discerned that creation did not come from nothing, but from within the very substance of God. Thus the Holy Spirit enlivens and flows in and through all that we can see, touch, hear, smell, and taste. They saw the light of Christ in the sun as it arose each morning, reminding them… Continue reading Glow with the Flow