Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Growing up I watched Mister Roger’s Neighborhood before heading out to school. There was something soothing about watching a man in a cardigan sweater change his shoes and invite us to be his neighbor by singing the song “Wont You Be My Neighbor?” Listen to these...
Jesus said: I am the door.

Jesus said: I am the door.

Jesus has always been clear that real life – abundant life – is not found in playing it safe.  New life is found in taking risks for others.  Jesus drives us – less than compliant sheep – out of through the door of his being so we will not just...
The Blessings of An Incomprehensible God

The Blessings of An Incomprehensible God

For centuries, people have been trying to explain the theological doctrine called the Trinity. How do we talk about God being composed of three persons who is yet one God? Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, was an early church leader who was a serious and imaginative...
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...
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,...