Of the Church’s Prophetic Ministry of Justice…

This past weekend, as a nation we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day. For us in the Church, this day and the work of MLK has deeper meaning. In Martin Luther King Jr. we recognize a prophet of God, shaped and formed in devotion and worship to Jesus Christ. His...

Of New Year Reflections…

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, In 2018 God was indeed good and faithful to Gardens Presbyterian Church.  In every major metric GPC grew.  Membership increased, worship attendance increased, and giving increased.  We...

Of Suffering…

When people speak to lightly of suffering or even praise the merits of suffering too highly, I immediately begin to mistrust them or to question whether they have actually truly suffered. Suffering is devastating.  To suffer is to experience such excruciating...

Of the Imperfect, Perfect Knowledge of God…

Reflecting on the spiritual journey of which every human being embarks (or ignores) Richard Rohr says the following:  “As I see it, the human task is threefold.  First the human spirit must connect to the Eternal by turning toward God’s immanence and ineffability with...

Of Hearing from a Congregation of Preachers…

Last week in worship we did something different.  You all helped me preach!  You helped me proclaim the Gospel.  Together we read Isaiah 40:31, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will fly up on wings like eagles; they will run and not be...