Reconstruction: Is the Bible Sexist?

If I were to ask you about the longest recorded conversation that Jesus had in the four gospels who would you say it involved? His best friend, Peter? John the Baptist? The High Priests when they were interrogating him or Pilate during this trial? Wrong on each account. The longest conversation that Jesus is recorded…

Reconstruction: Add Wisdom

If you’ve been with us since the beginning of April, our theme has been Reconstruction, and we’ve been looking at ways to strengthen our faith, and possibly reconstruct our faith, if we’ve been struggling with what we believe and why we believe it. Often, when you talk to people who have walked away from their…

Reconstruction: What is Right

“Who Says it’s right?” Judges 17:6 Begin with a reading from “Through the Looking Glass.” “What a beautiful belt you’ve got on!” Alice suddenly remarked. (They had had quite enough of the subject of age, she thought: and if they really were to take turns in choosing subjects, it was her turn now.) “At least,”…

Reconstruction: Introduction

We’ve all had friends who either never stepped over the line of faith to begin a relationship with Jesus or have started a relationship and then stepped back over that line and walked away from Jesus and the church.We used to say they had backslidden, but there is a new term that folks use these…

The Buts of Easter

Choices were made. That is the reality of life; choices are made. Good choices, bad choices and indifferent choices, but life is determined by the choices we make. And often, we don’t understand the consequences that might come as a result of the choices we make. We are simply living in the moment without concern…

The Buts of Good Friday

Choices were made. That is the reality of life; choices are made. Good choices, bad choices and indifferent choices, but life is determined by the choices we make. And often, we don’t understand the consequences that might come as a result of the choices we make. We are simply living in the moment without concern…

A Palm or a Cloak

Electricity filled the air as the people of Jerusalem pushed against one another to see the man that everyone was talking about. Some said he was a god, and others said he was a demon. Some claimed he performed miracles, while others proclaimed him a fraud, a charlatan, or worse. For better or for worse,…

Giving to Jesus

We’ve all heard the phrase, and perhaps you even used it and that is: "Put your money where your mouth is.”  According to the Cambridge Idiom Dictionary, this means, “To show by  your actions and not just your words that you support or believe in something.” Jesus said something similar but radically different in the Gospel of Matthew.  We read Jesus’ words in…

Characteristics of Character.

If you’ve spent any time on Grand Manan, you have probably heard of the Dark Harbour Hermits. Their names were Lewis “Lucy” Greene and William “Darby” Greene. They were brothers who lived between 1861 and 1940, spending most of their adult living in camps they had built from debris collected from the shores on the…