Opening to the Light

Opening to the Light

Superheroes all have an “origin story.” A story that tells us how the superhero came to be. Even if you aren’t a comic book fan, you probably know that it was a bite by a radioactive spider that gave Spiderman his enhanced powers. For Batman, it was the murder of his...
Eastertide Worship Series

Eastertide Worship Series

The butterfly has long been a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. As followers we, too, emerge from the power of death and experience resurrection. This Easter season, we will celebrate Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and examine our own transformations from...
Empty Tombs, Closed Doors and Cocoons

Empty Tombs, Closed Doors and Cocoons

The tomb was empty. The tomb of Jesus was empty. Now, the disciples have shut themselves up in another sort of tomb. They have closed themselves up behind locked doors. Mary Magdalene has just shared the astonishing news that she has seen the Lord. Jesus spoke to her,...

Perhaps you have done something like this. The United Church of Christ pastor Jeremy Marshall was at Vacation Bible School when a he and a kid in his class got into an argument.  The classmate figured out a way to embarrass Jeremy in front of their friends.  He...

I served a church where the Associate Pastor was given the responsibility of putting together the Maundy Thursday service. Tom was passionate about including a foot washing as part of the service. That made a lot of sense, as this passage from the gospel of John takes...