Today in the Episcopal calendar of saints, we remember the pastor and reformer Martin Luther. While he was not the only person responsible for what we call the Protestant Reformation, his writing and teaching on the Bible and faith were extremely influential in changes in the church in the 1500s. We might recall that he is responsible for nailing a list of 95 theses, or discussion points, to a church door.read more
Yesterday, January 6, we remember two anniversaries. In our church calendar it is the Feast of the Epiphany, where we celebrate that God’s Messiah, Jesus Christ, was made visible to all the peoples of the earth. Yet our church celebrations do not happen separated from our earthly time.
It feels a little like an elephant in the room to not name that January 6 is the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the US Capitol. Last year, and throughout the entire pandemic it feels like there have been several epiphanies, revealings or uncoverings, and not all of these are positive.read more
Merry Christmas! We’re still right in the middle of this Christmas season, no matter what the secular world tells us, but also, Happy End of 2021!
I am not sure if I should say that with excitement and joy, tentative trepidation, a sigh of relief. I do say Happy End of 2021 and Happy 2022 with faith that God is going to keep showing up no matter that 2022 will bring.
But I am pretty sure that many of you, like me, are okay with the year 2021 ending.read more