Gospel Reflection for June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Proverbs 8.22-31; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15 “When the Spirit of truth comes, this One will guide you along the way of all truth. The Spirit will not speak independently but will speak only what the Spirit hears and will declare to you the things that are to come.”  – John 16.13 In Sunday’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for June 4, 2017, Pentecost

Scripture Readings: Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3-7, 12-13; John 20.19-23 This weekend the Church celebrates Pentecost, the climax of the Easter season and the birthday of the Christian community. In Acts, Luke describes 120 disciples awaiting the Holy Spirit. They have no cell phones for messaging, no practiced words for public speaking, no organizational flowContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 4, 2017, Pentecost”

Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2016, Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Proverbs 8.22-31; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15 “The Spirit will glorify me because the Spirit will take what is mine and declare it to you.” (John 16.14) Most Christians grasp as Creator and God as incarnate Son more easily than an image of God as Spirit and guide. We see the creator in parentsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2016, Trinity Sunday”

2nd Week of Easter

“Do not persist in your unbelief, but believe!” – John 20.27 Most of us doubt at times in our lives. We doubt faith matters or can change the world. We sometimes doubt that we ourselves, or people we love, or religious institutions can respond to the renewing Spirit. Identify a specific doubt you carry. AskContinue reading “2nd Week of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 4.32-35; 1 John 5.1-6; John 19-31 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, Jesus breathed on his disciples and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you shall forgive are forgiven them,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 12, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Gifts of the Spirit

Each weekday morning at our house progresses remarkably the same. My bleary-eyed sons stumble their way downstairs to cuddle with me for a bit before watching a show of their choice on pbskids.org. The viewing of a television episode insures that I can have approximately twenty-three minutes to myself to shower and get ready forContinue reading “Gifts of the Spirit”

Get Angry for Women

A Guest post from Ellie Roscher Really think for a moment about the Jesus you have been taught about since you were a kid. Think back to the puffy books depicting Jesus sitting in plush fields with sheep or the Sunday school versions of the Gospel stories translated for smaller children accompanied by Jesus withContinue reading “Get Angry for Women”