Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence

I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler. No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls salvation and your gates praise. Isaiah 60: 17b-19 Dear Companions in Christ,Mass shootings have become common things in this country. When I lookedContinue reading “Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence”

Loss and Grief

“Insisting that life stay the same post-loss is essentially the same as saying, “Let’s just pretend this never happened.” That’s an incredible disservice to the person, place, or thing that you lost. “ Shelby Forsythia I love the picture that I chose to go along with this post. It expresses so much better than words theContinue reading “Loss and Grief”

Christian Violence? NO!

“Since the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and forceful people lay hold of it.” Matthew 11: 12 What Christian people do not seem to understand when they read their bibles is that once Christ Jesus came, representing the exact disposition of God toward creation, we canContinue reading “Christian Violence? NO!”

Violence is Not the Way

“From John the Baptist’s time until now the kingdom of God has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11: 12 Once we believe that Christ is the revelation of God, we must interpret all of scripture through the lens of what Christ has revealed about God. Christ Jesus revealed that GodContinue reading “Violence is Not the Way”

The Non-Violence of Christ

“Then the wolf will be the guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid… for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Most High.” See Isaiah 11: 1-10 Threats of violence are in the news today. Those who do not like the election results are proclaiming thatContinue reading “The Non-Violence of Christ”