Emmaus Labyrinth #66: Church of the Loving Shepherd, West Chester, PA

This is one of a series of posts about a trip I took to walk labyrinths in July 2022. See this post to see why I refer to these labyrinths as my "Emmaus labyrinths." Note: the numbering refers not to how many labyrinths I walked on this trip, but to the total number I've blogged … Continue reading Emmaus Labyrinth #66: Church of the Loving Shepherd, West Chester, PA

Emmaus Labyrinth #65: Marshallton United Methodist Church, West Chester

This is one of a series of posts about a trip I took to walk labyrinths in July 2022. See this post to see why I refer to these labyrinths as my "Emmaus labyrinths." Note: the numbering refers not to how many labyrinths I walked on this trip, but to the total number I've blogged … Continue reading Emmaus Labyrinth #65: Marshallton United Methodist Church, West Chester

Living Words (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday after Epiphany. The Gospel reading was Luke 4:14-21. Happy Anniversary! And Happy Stewardship Campaign! I’m going to keep starting my sermons like this for the next few weeks, as we continue to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary as a congregation this … Continue reading Living Words (Sermon)

Rambling about the Fulfillment of Scripture

I did not preach a sermon in worship today. Today is Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday, which  means that the gospel reading is the entire story of the passion of Christ, from the Last Supper through his burial. This year, the passion gospel was Luke 22:14 -- 23:56. Since the gospel itself takes … Continue reading Rambling about the Fulfillment of Scripture

Forty

Forty is a very important number in the Bible. During the flood, the rain fell for forty days and forty nights. The Israelites walked from Egypt to the promised land. It took them forty years. Moses was "with the Lord" on Mt. Sinai for forty days and forty nights while he awaited the Ten Commandments. Goliath challenged the Israelites for forty days … Continue reading Forty