Confessions of A Funeral Director

November 27th, 2018 By punkpriest

Confessions of A Funeral Director: How Death Saved My Life By Caleb Wilde Luke 21:5-11 Common English Bible (CEB) The temple’s fate “5 Some people were talking about the temple, how it was decorated with beautiful stones and ornaments dedicated to God. Jesus said, 6 “As for the things you are admiring, the time is coming when […]

Book review

November 26th, 2018 By punkpriest

Naming the Unnameable by Matthew Fox 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God- Including the Unnameable God   Dr. Fox transcends all religions and develops a spirituality that is universal and one of love. Like others before him he sees God as one with many faces, many voices, but always speaks Love.  Fox presents a […]

Book Review

November 25th, 2018 By punkpriest

Brother John:  A Monk, A Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life August Turak This book is a meaningful work of one man’s own spiritual journey, during a mid-life crisis, into a life of meaning and purpose. His journey takes him Mepkin Abbey where he encountered the Spirit in a monk by the name of Brother […]

Sisters and Brothers In the Kingdom of God

November 25th, 2018 By punkpriest

Big Brothers and Sisters in the  Kingdom Christ the King Brothers Like Cale Who Make this Work a Part of the Reign of God “Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world.  If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to […]

Angst Giving

November 22nd, 2018 By punkpriest

“Angst Giving” From the first grade I was taught the traditional story of Thanksgiving, and shown the beautiful pictures of the Pilgrims and Native Americans. From the first teaching I was taught that my white heritage was supreme, that God blessed us. We were destined to create a great nation of prosperity. We had Manifest […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21st, 2018 By punkpriest

November 22, 2018 Dear Friends, On this date in 1963 John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and this year we have seen more shootings than ever before across our nation. We are reminded by Native Americans that the first Thanksgiving Day was a day of genocide and not the cute day we talk about in school and […]

The Long Loneliness

November 18th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Long Loneliness Mark 13:24-32 24 “In those days, after the suffering of that time, the sun will become dark, and the moon won’t give its light. 25 The stars will fall from the sky, and the planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken. 26 Then they will see the Human One[a] coming in the clouds with […]

Fix Our Eyes Upon Jesus

November 13th, 2018 By punkpriest

Fix Our Eyes Upon Jesus Hebrews 12:1-2 Common English Bible (CEB) Let’s also run the race 12 So then let’s also run the race that is laid out in front of us, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. Let’s throw off any extra baggage, get rid of the sin that trips […]

Giving of Ourselves

November 11th, 2018 By punkpriest

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:10-16 In those days, Elijah the prophet went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the entrance of the city, a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her, “Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink.” She left to get it, and […]

Success

November 6th, 2018 By punkpriest

Success Twice this week I have been asked to share a “success” story. Elisabeth Gilbert describes  success: “You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.” John Wesley said: “The world is my parish,” and my path is to be a pastor in the midst of a […]