The Church needs to be “re-membered”

I love being a pastor. There are some awesome perks – like leading God’s people in worship, having dinner at people’s homes, and being a visible advocate in the community. Although challenges abound, this is a vocation dedicated to loving and serving all of … Read more

For all people – Christmas Eve

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. We created humanity, and we know what their mind suggests to them, and we are nearer to them than their jugular vein. These holy words … Read more

#40days – Unity

Today’s reading There are a lot of messages in society that create division among us. We’re old or young; we’re white or black; we’re straight or gay; we’re man or woman. But that’s not what God desires of us. God created … Read more

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday could otherwise be called “Golden Rule Sunday.” The first reading is from Leviticus and the gospel is from Matthew. In both we find this familiar theme: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with … Read more

A thought for your Monday…

Itchy backs – proof that #God created us to be in relationship with others. — mdj+ (@revMDJ) September 15, 2014

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s reading from Matthew has two interesting points. First, Jesus gives us practical ways to handle conflict. Make note of the fault; if that doesn’t work, find witnesses; if that doesn’t work, tell the church; and if that doesn’t work (and only … Read more