May 7, 2018

When we think of spiritual life, often we think only of the internal thoughts and feelings which are more God-directed.  We don't often think about the Holy Spirit leading us into our community to make a difference--but when we look at the early church at Corinth, we g...

April 25, 2018

The greatest recent breakthrough in cancer treatment is immunotherapy.  Instead of the trauma of surgery or chemotherapy, immunotherapy uses  medicine that helps a persons' own immune system recognize and attack toxic cancer cells that threaten the body.  To me this is...

April 16, 2018

To live a spiritual life as a disciple of Jesus, you have to be spiritually connected to Jesus.  In the gospel of John (John 15:5) Jesus says, "I am the vine, you are the branches...apart from me, you can do nothing." But wait--can't a person do good things as a discip...

September 10, 2015

Many of us at John Knox Presbyterian Church, along with other Presbyterians in our area, are beginning a project called "Sacred Conversations".  This is a project designed to help people of different racial and ethnic groups talk with each other about race.  Sounds sim...

August 17, 2015

Yes, I'm back.  I've been away from this blog for awhile--okay, a long while. Call it a sabbatical.  Anyway, I'm back. 

 

It's the middle of August and that means students, teachers, and administrators are heading back to school.  This is because as a culture w...

April 29, 2014

It's only April 2014 but we're already hearing media guesstimates about the 2016 presidantial election--and it's all about who will run and who will win.  Will Hillary run?  Not offical yet, but yeah, probably.  Will she win?  What if she runs against Jeb...who might n...

April 11, 2014

It's going to be a big Sunday for us at John Knox.  Palm Sunday, with the kids parading through the congregation with palms to help us begin worship.  The congregation will be smiling, and the kids will be a little sheepish.  The mood will be cheerful as we begin Holy...

April 2, 2014

It's coming: Holy Week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.  It's the center of the Christian year, more important even than Christmas.  And its message is that everything we assume about life is exactly wrong.  The King of the Jews rides into the capitol c...

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