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Looking at the promised land

February 16, 2020

This past week, our Bishop announced his Lenten Book, as he does each year. This year’s suggestion is “The Art of Pilgrimage” by Phil Cousineau. Having just returned from pilgrimage…


Throwing Light

February 9, 2020

There’s a city in central Oregon, a small city, called Madras, about one hundred and ten miles southeast of Portland. Some of you probably know it; it was especially popular…


“Doing What is Customary and Finding it a Joy”

February 2, 2020

Well, that day has finally arrived. The official end of the Christmas season. It’s really time now to put away whatever remains of those decorations in and around our homes.…


The Conversion of St. Paul

January 26, 2020

Historically, the conversion of Paul is one of, if not the most, ncelebrated conversions of anyone in the Christian heritage. Ifm you’ve had any connection to Christian education, it is…


Where are you staying?

January 19, 2020

Where are you staying? Inquiring minds want to know. Where are you staying? Questions in scripture are usually loaded, but where questions are particularly loaded questions. If you follow the…


Living as Coheirs of God

January 12, 2020

It is so appropriate that we are holding our annual meeting on this feast day: It is in baptism that Jesus both joins us and leads us into what we…


What kind of king?

January 5, 2020

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share…


Christmas is a way of life

December 29, 2019

Over the last few days, my social media feeds have been full of posts about long journeys home after time spent with family and friends; planned changes to diets, behaviors…


Shepherds and Women

December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas! Our season of Advent longing and waiting has come to aclose and now we are invited into the celebration of Christmas! Our Advent began with the urging of…


Found family

December 22, 2019

“Now the birth of Jesus took place in this way.” Wait! We still have another Sunday of Advent! We still have two and a half more days before Christmas! Are…