Wait for It

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   Recently, my son Liam and I finished watching the television show Battlestar Galactica, a science fiction show from the early-to-mid 2000s that is also routinely listed among the best television shows of that era, winning...

Follow the Light

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   As many of you know, international travel has been a passion of mine throughout my entire adult life, and I have both worked hard and been fortunate enough to have seen many parts of the world at this, including significant...

Here It Is!

Listen By The Rev. Dr. Stephen Simmons   OK, so at our house we’ve been going through and recycling all the catalogs that we received during the weeks before Christmas (the Land’s End ones alone would form a stack two or three inches high), and here’s a choice...

Closer to Home: Chosen Home

LISTEN By The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton   Last Sunday, we celebrated the gifts of Mary and her courageous, prophetic song of praise, the Magnificat.  We considered with awe and wonder her “yes” to bearing God’s love for the world in spite of all the...

Coming Home

By The Rev. J.C. Austin   “The baby is coming.” There probably are other combinations of four words that approach the level of urgency that that phrase generates, but not many, and I can’t think of them. It’s why giving birth is such a go-to for television and...

Close to Home: Bless this Mess

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   I have no interest whatsoever in the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. However, I have spent over a third of my ministry working in leadership development at the seminary level, so I still found myself riveted by the debacle of...