Each Monday morning our synod staff gathers for devotions. Most of the time they consist of one or two readings and a reflection by whoever the leader is that day, and usually we close with the responsive prayer. This past Monday (November 3) I felt a need to worship and honor the memory of thoseContinue reading “FOR ALL THE SAINTS”

The Confession of St. Peter

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” [Matthew 16:15-16 NRSV] A personal confession:  This text has deep personal meaning for me on a couple of different levels.  First, it was the gospel text that was preached onContinue reading “The Confession of St. Peter”