On the Way

We live somewhat tentatively into the Easter promise that Jesus is not in the tomb but meets us on the way. It is risky business. The way is long and uncertain. The women who find the tomb empty and flee in fear mirror our own first response. Then when we start looking for the path we find fog and distraction and intersecting paths. And yet the promise rings true. We are met and accompanied on our way by the risen Christ.

For 6 weeks in May and June you get to stop me and ask for direction. What I mean is that I will preach on topics you request. On May 24 we will start with Genesis and the garden and the interplay of faith, religion, politics and science. The next 5 weeks I invite you to bring questions and topics that you have wondered about. I promise not to give simplistic answers to complex questions, and to think deeply about how we are called as a community to respond.

We are on the way together, heading into a future that God is preparing for us even now. The church, the culture, and the world we live in are changing at an ever-increasing rate. Institutions and ideas come and go with breathtaking quickness. I look forward to bringing our current experience of the way things are face to face with the stories of how God has worked in the biblical story. It is risky business. The way is long and uncertain. But we are called to live into the Easter promise that Jesus in not in the tomb but meets us on the way.

Peace,
Pastor Mark