The End of Exile is Incarnation

The End of Exile is Incarnation

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’incarnate Deity, Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel. In 586 BC or thereabouts, the city of Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonian army. Many of the city’s citizens were led away in captivity to Babylon,...
Community of Communion

Community of Communion

Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God… -from 1 John 4 [Sermon given at the annual picnic at Quaker Knoll.] Last week, we talked about integrity, about the Quaker call to live lives of wholeness and honesty. Rather than looking at our...
Experimenting

Experimenting

The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. -from John 10 The theme...
Judas and Peter, Beloved

Judas and Peter, Beloved

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” -John 13:34,35 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come...
Come and See

Come and See

““Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip.” -from John 1 In the beginning, the earth then was welter and waste and darkness over the deep and God’s breath hovering over the waters. It was then that...