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How Jonah inspired Jesus (Matthew 12:38-41)

Open Matthew 12:38-41 and Jonah 2.

Why did Jesus compare himself to Jonah? How could Jonah’s story have inspired Jesus and helped him understand his mission? 1,281 more words


Risen to Reign

Pastor Rich continued our series on the Risen Jesus Raising Us.  His theme was “Risen to Reign.” He began his message with a reference to Revelation 1: 5b and 6, “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! 413 more words


Holy Week Confession

Reflections on John 19:1-16a.

I must admit that it is difficult to truly absorb, what we call the “Passion Narrative” for a multitude of reasons. 713 more words


Spiritual practice: the baptism

Hi there! The longer I am part of churches and spend time in Christian circles the more I experience how powerful and beautiful spiritual rituals can be. 1,091 more words

Faith And Doubt

A Fun Little Song With Truth We Can Celebrate

It was a fun little song. It amuses me that, 47 years later, I still  remember both the lyrics and the upbeat tune. Especially since I really didn’t understand exactly what it meant. 769 more words

Christian Doctrine

You are the Salt of the Earth!

There are many catchphrases associated with the Church, but none as popular as ‘you’re light of the world;’ and not too far behind is its partner ‘you’re salt of the earth.’ As a matter of fact, they have been a kind of neon-sign stapled on the Christian community for a very long time, so much so, that it has become a household phrase in almost vain repetition, and unfortunately void of any significant meaning. 1,165 more words



What was once shiny and beautiful

now is consigned to scrap,

the discarded leavings of achievement’s better way.

Wasted and abandoned she waits,

having been relegated to an obsolete residue… 68 more words

Living Peacefully