August 18, 2019

An emotion that may stall our impulse to love our neighbor and instead feed our anger, hatred, and rage is fear. Fear is a primary emotion and serves us well when it comes to jumping off the edge of the Grand Canyon or out of a 20 story window. It may cause us to run...

August 11, 2019

I have been reading Rabbi Jonathan Sacks study of the rise of Nazi Germany and am saddened by not only those events but by observing some cultural similarities between the 1930s German culture and our own 2019 culture. The overwhelmingly feeling, I am getting, is that...

August 4, 2019

We affirm that Jesus prayed from the cross: “Father, forgive them…” A prayer that upholds another precept taken from our Jewish heritage. Three central commandments from the Jewish faith are equally central to the Christian faith: to love God, our neighbor, and...

July 14, 2019

I want to continue my exploration of what it means to be a Christian. Some people would say that you have to be baptized and to keep the sacrament! That’s interesting. First of all, from my experience – those insisting on baptism would reject anything Jewish. But...

July 7, 2019

What does it mean to be Christian? It means that we adhere to the belief that Jesus is the incarnate Son of God, that he suffered and died for us in order that we would be freed from our sins and reconciled to God. We need to follow some parts of the old covenant as...

June 30, 2019

Easter as an everyday experience has a great deal to make it appealing to me. Principally, I think that one of the fundamental qualities of our faith is the development of relationships. I would suggest that this is true of all faiths that point to the ancient Jewish...