Greening the Bread of Life

As Earth Day approaches, it’s time to take a look at how green our practices are.  Every Sunday we offer people the bread of life, yet our fellowship hour boasts some of the unhealthiest practices of the church. Taking a close look at how and what we eat at church is...

The 6 Most Familiar and Challenging Words of Jesus

“Love God, and love your neighbor.” Those six words are familiar from the parable of the Good Samaritan, and they are at the core of Judeo-Christian ethics. Any church that seeks to be faithful will want to address the complicated meaning of that short...

Green is the New Red

‘Tis the season of red:  red hearts, red candy, red cards, red bows, red boxes of chocolates…all for Valentine’s Day.  I love red as much as the next person, but when it comes to how followers of Jesus show love, I believe green is the new red. In...

Neighboring, First Holy Communion and Democracy

I missed church on Sunday.  At least, I didn’t make it to my own church.  Instead, Sunday found me sitting in a pew in a Roman Catholic Church prepared to celebrate the First Holy Communion of Rachel and Lauren, the twin 8 year olds who live across the street....