COME TO ITALY: A Church & Art History Tour!

From Pompeii to Florence, join me for trip of a lifetime as we explore the history of the church through the art, architecture and culture of Italy! Few experiences touch my soul like the joy of travel, the beauty of art and standing in the presence of history.  To see a Roman city (Pompeii) as Paul […]

Advent 2 – Lions, Lambs & a World without Enemies

How does one put words a vision of a world in which peace and compassion had become the truest laws of nature?  That is the work given by God to Isaiah – putting language to the depth of shalom that is coming, a picture of creation as it will be when the project of salvation is […]

Advent 1 – A Vision of Shalom (Peace)

In this first week of Advent – the season of preparation for Christ’s coming – we turn  to an early oracle of the prophet Isaiah in which recounts a vision of God’s coming salvation and the blessings of peace: For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He […]

Citizenship & Reconciliation: How Should Christians Respond to Trump’s Election?

I first laughed at the idea of wall between United States and Mexico. Now I fear the potential exists for many, many more to be built… Not physical walls, but personal and cultural barriers to connection. It seems to me that the ultimate winner of this election has been division – the deepening of an […]