International Women’s Day and the Church

On this International Women’s Day, here are some reflections on the history of women in the church and their experiences of equality and inequality. During his ministry, Jesus relied on financial support from a group of women.  During the first 20 to 30 years...
New Discussion Group on Vexatious Verses

New Discussion Group on Vexatious Verses

Improving weather means it might be worthwhile trying discussion groups again on Tuesday mornings at 10.  What I would like to host are discussions of vexatious verses like Luke 14:26 and Ecclesiastes 3:9 and 3:18-22.  We continue meeting in the Great Room.  If you...
More About the Milk River Trip June 22 to 24

More About the Milk River Trip June 22 to 24

Here is more information about the Milk River Trip, June 22 to 24.  The following plans are subject to negotiation. Day 1 of the proposed Milk River Trip: First encounter with an incredible landscape. Bonnie and I will leave Friday morning with our Camper Van and Car...

The Tenth Commandment and Society Today

I appreciated Tom’s messaged March 4 about the ten commandments, and, reflecting on his message in scanning our society today, I realized the tenth commandment is extremely relevant. Covetousness is a major driver for good and for ill in our world today.  It...

Milk River Canoe Trip Deadline

If we are going to have a special trip to the Milk River and Writing-on-Stone Park June 22 to 24, I need your commitments by Monday, April 9.  It normally takes at least 2 months to plan a successful canoe trip for a group of people. If you are planning to participate...

Shifts to Jim’s Activities

Reflecting on responses to what I have been doing and looking ahead to the remainder of my time with St. Andrew’s, here are shifts to what I am doing. I am dropping all my planned discussion groups as the coming of spring seems to be giving people too many other...

New Discussion Group / New Time

Last evening we finished the discussion group looking at Darwin, Divinity, and Dance of the Cosmos.  If some people want to discuss it some more before I leave at the end of June, I am open to setting up one or more meetings to do that.  Now I am starting a new Monday...

Becoming Untied

In yesterday’s message, Tom explained why it was important for the disciples of Jesus not to say who he was. There were many ideas about what the Messiah would be like and what the Messiah would do. As long as people did not know who Jesus was, Jesus would be...
A Jesus-Centered Response to “Homo Deus”

A Jesus-Centered Response to “Homo Deus”

Many people have read Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.  Homo Deus is his follow-up book in which he explores several possible outcomes to current developments in society.  As a person trained in science with an emphasis on Chemistry and Biology, I find some of his...