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

INSIGHTS INTO THE LITURGY #12019-07-29T20:49:54+00:00

The Gerasene Demoniac: Possessed and set free

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

The Gerasene Demoniac: Possessed and set free2019-06-23T19:06:17+00:00

Bearing False Witness

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

Bearing False Witness2017-06-03T21:29:00+00:00

Tandoori and the Quran

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

Tandoori and the Quran2017-06-02T21:18:00+00:00

There are two seas in Palestine

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

There are two seas in Palestine2016-09-27T14:51:00+00:00


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

Steve's Saturday Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day around Jerusalem, Saturday, September 24. 

Steve's Saturday Video2016-09-25T13:09:00+00:00

The Garden of Gethsemane

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

The Garden of Gethsemane2016-09-24T21:35:00+00:00

Steve's Bethlehem Video

Steve's Bethlehem Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day in Bethlehem, Friday, September 23. 

Steve's Bethlehem Video2016-09-24T01:31:00+00:00
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