Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

The big, bold sign proclaimed, “Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All,” and underneath it was an entire wall of televisions filled with a variety of images of violence taking place in one form or another. Some of the images were of terrorist attacks, some of mass shootings, and others were individuals screaming at each … More Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being, and Striving for Justice and Peace Among all People

Their family was one of the first to welcome Staci and me as their shiny, new curate. They were particularly excited because, as many of you know, both of us had come out of the camp/youth ministry world and they had three adolescent boys. Decades have obviously passed, but they all transitioned from parishioners to … More Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being, and Striving for Justice and Peace Among all People

The Sacredness of Life Expressed Through Mutual Respect

Tragedy strikes again in a school setting where innocent people are randomly gunned down… Immediately, calls come forth for changing laws around the accessibility of firearms. These are important conversations that are long overdue and need to be shaped in the spirit of the sacredness of life expressed through mutual respect. Immediately, calls come forth … More The Sacredness of Life Expressed Through Mutual Respect