Of God’s Present Absence…

Lately I have been reading a lot of Thomas Merton.  Merton describes the experience of God’s presence paradoxically as the experience of God’s absence.  I have to admit that while something about this description rings true for me, as if it gives words to my own...

Of Asking What If…

In a world of pipe bombs, anti-semitism, hateful bigotry, mass shootings, desperate refugees, hateful political rhetoric, and unhelpful deepening tribalism it requires great faith to believe that the Spirit of God is at work healing, transforming, redeeming,...

Of Praying for the Carolinas…

As residents of South Florida we know the anxiety, chaos, fear, and destruction that hurricanes can unleash upon communities.  We lift up to God those in the Carolinas suffering as a result of the wind, rain, and flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.  With the...

Of Rebellion’s Consequences…

This morning while doing some research for Sunday’s sermon I have been reading Elizabeth Achtemeir’s book, Preaching from the Old Testament.  She offers some commentary on the nature of human sin and its consequences as told in the Scriptures.  I share...