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Love and joy. It’s all around. Can you feel it?

Love and joy. It’s all around. Can you feel it?

“The world is often a difficult place, full of fear and anger and suffering. But it is important to see that love and joy also fill our world. I share this belief with one of my closest and most mischievous friends, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am asking you to help...

Thank You For Your Welcome

Thank You For Your Welcome

Michael and I are thrilled to be here at last! It’s been a long journey of time, discernment, prayer, questions, answers, and love. But, as I said to Fr. James on the phone in July, after 21 years of ministry in Harvard Square, I felt like the Holy Spirit was yelling...

Thanksgiving For A Ministry

Thanksgiving For A Ministry

For 33 years, Hal Pysher has shaped profoundly our prayer and worship at Bethesda. He has coaxed song from choristers and worshippers alike, lifted the roof and made the church’s one foundation shake with the very instrument he designed, and crafted liturgies with a...

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Oh, how that question is etched in the minds of countless parents and children who have endured a long journey and are anxiously awaiting the arrival at their destination. Little ones, especially, struggle with both temporal and spatial relations and therefore think...

St. Paul is not a city in Minnesota

St. Paul is not a city in Minnesota

Well, maybe it’s that too, but most importantly for us, St. Paul is the man who expanded the Jesus movement from being a Jewish sect to a distinct fellowship of Jesus’ followers throughout the Mediterranean world. We learn a great deal about Paul from the Book of Acts...

Eden was a garden

Eden was a garden

When Bob and I bought the house in Georgia, there wasn’t much in the way of plantings or landscaping, so over the last eight years we have amended, planted, moved, cut, nursed, and mulched countless living things, and the hilltop is finally coming into its own. Many...

“Yes, I do love, BUT . . .”

“Yes, I do love, BUT . . .”

I love my theological seminary. I really do. One of the reasons I chose to serve at Bethesda, following my retirement, is the opportunity to work under our Rector, a graduate of the same fine seminary, for I admire him. The other reason is due to my bride, who wanted...

It begins with me

It begins with me

What does it mean to be a person of faith in America right now? I ponder this question, as our country witnesses the murder of unarmed African Americans by civilians and police, time and time again. Each act seems to feed off the one before it, becoming more virulent,...

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

One of my favorite class projects in seminary was to study and prepare a role-play of the church in Corinth to whom St. Paul writes two of his letters. Paul writes after spending a great deal of time establishing this community of disciples, and then continuing on his...

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