Who Am I?

Coming Soon By The Rev. J.C. Austin   The old man walks into the empty room slowly.  He is dressed in the simple dark peasant uniform of Maoist China during the Cultural Revolution. Looking at his face, the years have clearly weighed on him; he has known his...

Not Enough

Audio coming! By The Rev. J.C. Austin     It’s important to recognize just how improbable, even unimaginable, this story is. This is Elijah we’re talking about: one of God’s all-stars, perhaps the greatest of the Hebrew prophets. This is the one thought by...

A Real Blowout

Audio coming! By The Rev. J.C. Austin   “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” It’s one of those lines that is so famous that people reference it without any real awareness of where it comes from. Is it from Shakespeare? Robert Frost? Kevin Costner’s...

A Surprise Ending

Audio coming! By The Rev. J.C. Austin   A few weeks ago, the ace starting pitcher of the Baltimore Orioles, John Means, exited suddenly in the middle of the game with elbow problems. After a series of tests, it was determined that he required what is known in...

A Sheep Story

Audio coming!   By The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton Birches, by Robert Frost: When I see birches bend to left and rightAcross the lines of straighter darker trees,I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.But swinging doesn’t bend them down to...

The Hardest Commandment

Audio coming! By The Rev. J.C. Austin   “If you knew you were going to die, what would you do so people would remember you?” That’s essentially the question that record producer Sam Phillips asks the singer Johnny Cash in Walk the Line, the film about Cash’s...