Evolutionary Christianity up for discussion

"Evolutionary Christianity" builds on what science is learning about evolution in in terms of the universe and life. The following blog provides some insight into discussions and learning at our Wednesday Spirituality discussions. Teilhard de Chardin was one of the...

Where are the gaps?

I started planning and discussing options for new ministry this fall that fill gaps --  ministry that will connect with the needs of more of our members and others.  Like many congregations, financial support for St. Andrew's has declined a bit from last year, and...

Mind, Body and Brain

My training in science and in the history of science confirm that, while we know a great deal, we still have much to discover and understand.   The book, Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership (Paulist Press, Revised edition 2015) includes some interesting research about...

Foresight, Vision, and Faith

Yesterday was Pentecost, a day in which we celebrate the gift and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Today, while scanning for a book to use for spiritual reflection, I spotted and picked up Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership by James Sipe and Don Frick, and noticed a sticky...

Pentecost Ponderings

It is 2 days until Pentecost, an event with many different edges. It was originally a harvest festival, a time of hopefulness and gratitude.  I thank Pentecost for prompting lots of fun activities and events related to Pentecost.  There used to be a You Tube video of...

Pentecostal Wonder

Here is my story and message for Cross Connections, June 1, 2017 (A sad note about Walt:  while he was an exceptional leader in many ways, his antipathy to homosexuality and to critical examination of scripture spurred him to lead his congregation from the ELCA to the...

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