Reflections on my first Father’s Day- Love and gratitude, calling out evil, and our need to change.

To all dads, fathers, grandpas, and anyone who has shown or shows fatherly love and care, Happy Father’s Day! If you read this blog at all, you know that I am a relatively new parent. So new, that this is my first Father’s Day as a dad actually. I am deeply in love with our darling daughter Caroline. I couldn’t be more blessed and grateful … Continue reading Reflections on my first Father’s Day- Love and gratitude, calling out evil, and our need to change.

I renounce…

In baptism and the affirmation of baptism, we profess our faith together like we do most weeks in worship. But unlike our usual profession of faith, which usually involves some proclamation of a creed or statement of belief, in the baptism and affirmation of baptism liturgies, the creed is prefaced with three questions. The presiding minister begins, “I ask you to profess your faith in … Continue reading I renounce…

Evil

As I have done in previous Lents I am sharing a daily reflection as part of my Lenten discipline. This year I am using the “Wilderness Wanderings” theme compiled by the “Lent Photo a Day” group. The word appointed for yesterday was “Evil.” The Gospel of Matthew features the following version of the Lord’s prayer where Jesus instructs, “Pray then in this way: ‘Our Father in … Continue reading Evil