“Party On!”

~ Luke 15:11-32/Psalm 32 ~ Linda and I had the opportunity, recently, to visit the Legion of Honor in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park. Built to honor Californian soldiers who died in World War I, it houses a very impressive array of Auguste Rodin sculptures. One of them is The Prodigal … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:30am

~ The Prodigal Son by Auguste Rodin ~ Legion of Honor, San Francisco   Rodin captures the angst of the prodigal son’s feeling of unworthiness. Thus it would seem to be an appropriate story for Lent – confession, repentance, and then forgiveness. But what if Rodin and we have got … Read More

“Generous Justice”

~ Isaiah 55:1-12 ~ Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does … Read More

Join Us for Worship, Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:30am

“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters,” says the prophet Isaiah. Not an invitation to a private spirituality. Rather, a call to live generously with our neighbors. Not about the quid-pro-quo economics of the Empire (our thoughts, our ways). Rather, a call to think God’s thoughts and follow God’s … Read More

“Under Her Wings”

~ Luke 13:31-35 ~ We’re sitting around the blazing campfire under a starlit sky. We’ve had a good, hard day climbing up to this 10,000-foot high meadow. And now, after having set up our tents and cooked our supper, we are enjoying the fire as we sip our hot chocolate. … Read More

“Comfortable Accommodations”

~ Luke 4:1-13 ~ Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, goes into the wilderness for forty days where he is tempted by the devil. Thus, are we introduced to Lent; the journey of Lent. At the end of the journey is the celebration of Easter. Before we get there, we … Read More