It’s hard to know where to begin when the Attorney General sites scripture to justify separating children from their parents. I imagine the cries of both parents and children are breaking the heart of God, as we stray far from our values as a nation. There are no easy answers to the plight of refugees […]
I never planned to be living where I am at this point in my life. When I moved to the metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota in 2002, I had visions of returning to the beautiful river valley area when I had lived the previous eight years. I purchased a home knowing that with the […]
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 It must have been the language of sorrow that drew so many hurting people to Jesus. People who knew they didn’t measure up to society’s expectation of who they were supposed to […]
The Pew Research Center recently published a survey which indicated that White Evangelical Christians were the least likely to believe the United States should be involved in making room for refugees. It is almost as if this group of Christians has missed the main message of Jesus about loving our neighbors as ourselves. I’m increasingly […]
I love Pentecost . . . the day when the spirit moves and the church is formed. I think of lives changed and hope born. I think of the way that God moves and lives in the hearts of Pentecost people. On that first Pentecost Sunday, people who had cowered in fear became people of […]
I love the Star Wars movies. They draw me into my own faith story where “The Force” is not some unusual unique to a few gift, but to where the Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit – is a ready and present help whenever and wherever we are. There are no light sabers – […]
Finding joy in each other appears to be part of God’s plan for the world. We celebrate God’s love in our relationships and the richness which that love brings us. As Christians we have special cause to be celebrative people, for we have the joy of the risen Christ with us.