First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 18 March 2018
There is so much going on in this long section of Joel. It is the moment when Joel looks to the future knowing that it will get better. But he has still not forgotten what happened yet. They are still feeling it, and have it burned in their memory.
Mark 8:31-38; Joel 1:5-18
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 25 February 2018
Katzebue is the most toxic town in the United States. I read that headline and it stunned me. It seemed that it must be an exaggeration when I saw the National Geographic article, but there appears to be quite a bit of evidence to back it up.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 29 October 2017
Remember your baptism. Remember the day you were claimed as a child of God. Remember the day when in the presence of your community you stepped into a new way of living, even if you were not sure how.
Genesis 28:10-19a “May Be Compared To…”
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 23 July 2017
It is difficult to grasp in the short story of Jacob’s dream the magnitude of what happened. There is such a dense playing with time, place and people within this part of the arc of Jacob’s larger narrative. It helps to sit with a moment for a while.