Out in the middle of nowhere Ireland, the nearest house kilometers away down a one lane strip of road cutting through rock strewn heath— for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out who in the world could be knocking on my door. […] → Continue Reading Invite

The Prime Directive

It should be our mission to carry out Jesus’s Great Commission in as many ways as we can. That can be anything from inviting a friend to church on Sunday, to buying a coffee for someone on the street. […] → Continue Reading The Prime Directive

Trust and Abandon

What might the Spirit empower this church to do, if we allow it to flow through us and guide us? […] → Continue Reading Trust and Abandon

The Future is Unity or Nothing

Over and over again, Jesus called his disciples and the crowds to focus on loving God and loving one another, through tangible acts of grace and healing, in order to create, reveal and sustain the unity that binds us all together, beyond all the stumbling blocks that can too easily keep us from recognizing our shared humanity. […] → Continue Reading The Future is Unity or Nothing

You Will See Me

Faith in God has not always made my life easier, nor simpler, but it most certainly has made my life richer and full of the moments and assurances that make life worth living. […] → Continue Reading You Will See Me

The Journey to Heaven

Let’s not spend our lives looking for something at the end, when it’s here already. When every single day, we can find and put our foot on heavenly soil and realize that the sacred is all around us. […] → Continue Reading The Journey to Heaven

Abundant Life

The abundant life that Jesus offers restores us to a community that understands the sacrificial nature of love, which values servanthood over worldly lordship, and which is characterized by more and more freedom from the worldly prisons that threaten to enslave us, while inspiring more and more voluntary submission to the restraints of a life of discipleship. […] → Continue Reading Abundant Life

Story Telling

Crucifixion is real and tragic. But what we know of this story, this revolution, and this hope is that being a part of it orients us toward the fullness of the reality that stretches beyond the world of pain and death. […] → Continue Reading Story Telling

Point of No Return

Do we believe in resurrection or not? If we do, how do we live it, and how do we help others live it? […] → Continue Reading Point of No Return

Extending Grace

Each of us are being called by God for a purpose, and are given tools with which to accomplish that mission. […] → Continue Reading Extending Grace

Living Water

The Third Sunday in Lent 19th March 2017 Hilary Keachie St. Paul’s Within the Walls Growing up, I often spent a few weeks in the summer at my grandparent’s cottage. It was what you might call “rustic”: no electricity, boat-only access, propane lights, no drinking water. Every morning, we would take the little tin boat across the river to where a fancy hotel once stood, some 100 years ago. We’d tie the boat to a […] → Continue Reading Living Water

Beyond the Shattered Walls

If we move along with some degree of confidence and faith trusting that the Spirit is woven into the fabric of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, we are are brought to some new place… […] → Continue Reading Beyond the Shattered Walls

A New Start

We humans, though living in a garden paradise where all we ever need is provided for us, are particularly susceptible to a desire for more, for better, and for self-centered power. And when we indulge that desire, and its attendant feeling of lack, we embark upon a journey of ever diminishing satisfaction. […] → Continue Reading A New Start

Creative Tension

What of our past can help us construct a better future, with God’s help? […] → Continue Reading Creative Tension

Love and the Law

How do we love those who want to hurt us, or even more, hurt our loved ones? […] → Continue Reading Love and the Law