Monthly Archives: May 2014

Paraclete

How would you describe the Holy Spirit? How do you perceive it? Is it an amorphous entity somewhere out there? Or is it near and close to you? John, in his Gospel, calls the Holy Spirit a Paraclete. Paraclete has a range of meanings that are reflected in the different Bible versions as Advocate, Comforter,… Read more

Greater Works

In John 14, Jesus tells his disciples that they know God because they know him. Philip wants to know more. So he asks for specifics. “Show us the Father,” he says. Jesus responds by saying that whoever has seen Jesus has already seen God. Jesus reveals God’s nature. Jesus encourages them to trust him and… Read more

Presbytery Community

Not only is a church a community, so is a presbytery. Yesterday at the Mid-South Presbytery meeting Elaine Harriss, Trinity’s ruling elder commissioner, and I were part of the presbytery community for worship, prayer, breaking of bread, and fellowship. Like all aspects of our lives, sometimes things don’t go as planned. For some reason there… Read more

Where is our Emmaus?

In Luke 24:13-35, we read about two disciples who are traveling from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. They are leaving Jerusalem, a place filled with good and bad memories of their time spent following Jesus. They reveled at the crowd’s jubilant welcome of Jesus when he entered the city riding on a donkey. They… Read more