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First Sunday in Lent 2018


First Sunday of Lent 2018 The Rev. Justin R. Cannon “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” Chief Seattle “When one tugs at a single thing in Nature, he […]

Christmas 2017 – The Swaddling of God

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ “The Swaddling of God” December 31, 2017 The Rev. Justin R. Cannon   Pope Pius the Twelfth once described the contemporary Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas. Karl Barth, a prolific theologian who died in 1968, was once […]

The End of the World as We Know It

My friend Jeremy recently told me a story about a radio station in his home state of Nebraska. The station was 101.9 The Edge, located in Omaha and it was know for its excellent selections of alternative rock. It had quite a powerful transmitter, broadcasting at 100,000 watts, and on nights where the conditions were […]

April 2, 2017 – Lazarus Sunday


Little Bobby: Mom, why was nothing said about the other persons that Jesus raised from the dead together with Lazarus?Mom: Oh dear, now were did you learn that there were other persons? It was only Lazarus.Little Bobby: But mom, every time I read that verse I cannot help but assume that there were at least […]

March 26, 2017


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Nicodemus and the Lenten Journey


Welcome to the second Sunday in Lent. As I was reflecting on the spiritual journey that is at the heart of Lent and reading through many email messages that include Lenten reflections, I remembered something I heard several years ago. In an interview, Anne Lamott, Bay Area writer, told a story about herself. Some of […]

March 5, 2017


This past Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, marked the beginning of our Lenten journey together. Before jumping into a reflection on today’s Gospel, I have three Lenten Frequently Asked Questions to address. The first: Why 40 days? 40 days is a significant number in the Scriptures. In Genesis, the flood which destroyed the earth lasted 40 days […]

February 26, 2017 – Transfiguration Sunday


How many of you have read that poem called Footprints in the Sand about the fellow who had a dream he was walking along the beach with God (raise hands)? So, I saw this cartoon the other day, the first part of it had God with his arm around the fellow saying, “Where you see […]