A Wedding in the Village

  • “ Sunrise sunset, sunrise, sunset!
       Swiftly fly the years,
       One season following another,
       Laden with happiness and tears..."
       -- Fiddler on the Roof

    During my college days at Trinity...

Shock, Upheaval and Our Daily Work

  • This is the reading for today, June 15th, from my Smart phone app from the Taize Community in France (Taize Readings).

    “ Although there may well be shocks and even upheavals in our lives, Jesus the Christ is present by his Holy Spirit. He will always say to us: “Even when you are going through the harshest trial, I am present underneath your despair …...

Trinity Sunday

  • June 11th, Trinity Sunday.

    There are times when I wonder why the ebb and flow of the Church’s liturgical year goes the way it goes. This Sunday is one of those “I wonder why now?" Sundays. Pentecost was celebrated last Sunday and now this Sunday is Trinity Sunday. Why does the emphasis and the readings go from the gift of the Holy Spirit one week to the...

Pentecost 2017

  • You send forth your Spirit [Breath], and they are created;

    and so you renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:.31, NRSV)

    This Sunday at AMC we gather to celebrate Pentecost, the gift of the Holy Spirit, that birthed the Church two thousand years ago in the streets of Jerusalem. In the wild flurry of winds and flames, Luke tells how Jesus’ gift of the Holy...

Unexpected Interruptions

  • My electric Nissan Leaf is a great car. There is no tailpipe since there is no ICE engine (ICE=internal combustion engine). Since there is no tailpipe there is no place to measure tailpipe emissions. Since the emissions can’t be measured (there are none) I don’t have to go to the smog station when I renew the license. One less hassle.

    The car is a compact car and lots of...

'Comforter and Advocate'

  • " And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to

Reconciled by Love

  • I share this with you from the "Taize Readings" app on
    my phone. This is a daily Scripture reading and brief reflection from
    the Taize community in France. ...

The Summer Is Upon Us

  • May is here and the transition to summer is upon us.


    Blessed as we were by the beauty of snow covered Sandias on May Day, now the beauty of blooming flowers fills our senses. If you haven’t done it yet, I urge you to take a look on Sunday at all the gardens at church. The honeysuckle vines...

Our Road to Emmaus

  • The ‘Road to Emmaus’ story in Luke’s Gospel is the reading for this Sunday. We’ll be breaking open The Word and I encourage you to read over the passage, 24:13-35. One of my practices when working/reading/exploring texts is to read both the sections prior to and right after my focus text. These would be the Easter morning appearance of the Risen Jesus to the women in...

So Where Has Ed Ministered?

  • My first call fresh out of seminary was to campus ministry. At New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas there was an ecumenical campus/community ministry. The financial support came primarily from the Presbyterians and the Methodists with some additionally from the Disciples of Christ and the United Church of Christ. The local Presbyterian, Methodist and Disciples churches were members of...