Outer Space

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Reaching In, Reaching Out

Brendan is a little boy growing up in a monastery—his uncle’s monastery. His uncle is the Abbot—the guy in charge, and his uncle is intent on keeping the evil out. The evil includes Viking invaders as well as the fairies and the wild forest and the supernatural spirits that live in the forest. Brendan is…

Mothering Love

The text for this week’s sermon is John 15:9-17 A small girl, maybe a toddler, maybe a preschooler, stands still watching a group of older girls. Their bright laughter and whispers drew her attention and she is enamored. She begins moving a little closer to the big girls, hoping they will notice her. She smiles…

Presence-in-Absence

Sorry for the late posting this week. The relevant text is John 15:1-8 I am the vine. You are the branches. I wonder how those disciples heard these words when Jesus spoke them. Here they were, an unexpected assortment of back-woods Galileans, drawn together into a messy tangle of community by their common attachment to…