Pastor’s Note

This week we jump back into Luke’s gospel (Luke 4:14-21), And hear a story about every seminarian’s worst nightmare… Going back home to preach at the congregation or synagogue you grew up in, Because they know all your baggage...

Gradual, Patient & Sometimes Invisible Jesus knew that great results do not always happen as suddenly as a conversion experience on the banks of the Jordan River. Many people have been baptized, or reaffirmed their baptisms, as adults by virtue of having had some amazing experience...

So, who cares?  Who cares about Tyberius, Pilate, Herod, Phillip and Lysanius, Annas and Caiaphis? Ok, granted…we Christians, who know Jesus’ story, will care about Pilate and Herod a bit later.  But right now, right in this gospel today, what’s the big deal with these guys? The...