By Rachel Held Evans, modern day theologian and writer It will bother you off and on, like a rock in your shoe, Or it will startle you, like the first crash of thunder in a summer storm, Or it will lodge itself beneath your skin like a splinter, Or it will show up again—the uninvited […]
Rev. Danielle K Bartz April 14, 2019 Luke 19:28-40 “Through the Gates” There is something important that I believe we should not lose sight of: the timeline of Jesus’s life and ministry that we follow every year and celebrate, is knit together from all four gospels. Christmas for instance only appears in […]
The blog page of our brand new website will be used for a lot of things. Periodically I will write reflections and/or observations. I will share prayers. I will use this space to help point out God. And, if anyone is interested, they can offer a blog post and we will absolutely share it. But, […]
In recent weeks we’ve been considering the Lord’s Prayer in order that we may pray it with intention and use it to help us make sense of our lives in God’s world. This week we will conclude with this portion of the prayer: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” This is an incredibly important part of the prayer, though I have heard from several of you, as you have been reflecting with me these last several weeks, that this is the part of the prayer that makes many the most uncomfortable.
“No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light. Then pay attention […]