From The Pastor’s Pen (Page 2)

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.

Isn’t it about time we put that saying to rest? Because words do hurt. And underestimating the destructive power of words has a price. The language we use translates into concrete realities with all the attendant consequences. Bullying in schools creates despair that swallows young lives. Homophobic insults give rise to L.G.B.T. harassment. Racial slurs, more »

“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24

“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24 Once upon a time, a monastery stood in a mountain pass alongside a rarely traveled road. The monks who inhabited the monastery had very little contact with the outside world. Still, they were quite fulfilled in their life together. more »

It was those who were the last to give up hope, who were the first to see

The stories of Holy Week and Easter are retold year after year, usually to congregations that are swelled  beyond their usual numbers. Hence, the Passion and Resurrection narratives are some of the most familiar of all. So, here’s a little Holy Week “Pop Quiz” to test how well you have been paying attention all these more »