January 31, 2016

Three years ago, Leroy and I spent a three month sabbatical traveling and exploring regions associated with the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Our transition from the Middle East to Europe was a short boat ride from the coast of Turkey to the Greek islands.  We selec...

January 24, 2016

This is my second opportunity to deliver a “State of the Church Address” here at Community UCC.  I am especially grateful for the year that was 2015.  At some point during that year, I think I went from being the “new pastor” to just being “the pastor” and we settled i...

January 18, 2016

Timing is everything.  That’s not just true in comedy, it is a fact about much of life.  The gospel reading is about water and wine and Jesus and his mother, but it is also about timing.  Jesus hesitated to act when the wine ran out, and he said, “My hour has not yet c...

January 10, 2016


This week I soaked for a bit in Chalk Creek at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs.  I love the feel of icy cold air on my face while enveloped by steam from the 100 plus degrees of the water.  I sat in a pool where the rocks separate the hot, hot water from the freezing temper...

January 3, 2016

I’m really happy that our church doesn’t have one of those signs out front with moveable letters that are used to post catchy sayings each week.  That’s a lot of pressure for pastors to come up with something that clever that often.  When I pass signs like that, I ofte...

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