David Bergquist, a Methodist and now an Episcopalian, has recently become a full-time member of St. Mary’s. Passionate for Christ, he has learned how the Church’s liturgy guides and shapes us in worship and discipleship. He offers these Insights to help us
Luke 8:26-39 Just before today’s Gospel Jesus had been teaching the crowds on the west side of the Sea of Galilee. He decides to set out for the east side of the Lake. On the way there is that terrible storm that
Bearing False Witness Rodney Stark, a prodigious and ground breaking church historian with no deeply held faith, has researched the growth of the early church, the role of friendship groups in affiliation and conversion and much else. Out of the fruit of
Tandoori and the Quran On our second day in New York we had take out from a new Indian restaurant on Madison Ave, Bawarchi. Lovely Chicken Tikka Masala (the national dish of England), lamb vindaloo (which I didn’t dare touch) and wonderful
There are two seas in Palestine We are heading home today. Here is a meditation on the seas of the Jordan River that someone shared with us on our Pilgrimage. There are two seas in Palestine. One is fresh, and fish are in
Jerusalem Today was the powerful climax of our wonderful pilgrimage. At 5:00 am, the city still quiet and still, we walked the Via Dolorosa, the original Stations of the Cross. We have documented evidence for Christians walking this walk from the fourth
Steve's Saturday Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day around Jerusalem, Saturday, September 24.
The Garden of Gethsemane Today we began the journey of Christ’s passion, visiting several churches that mark the steps Christ took from Maundy Thursday through Good Friday. Tomorrow we walk the true Way of the Cross, celebrate the Eucharist at the place
Steve's Bethlehem Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day in Bethlehem, Friday, September 23.