The Beanstalk Magic OR the Hope In Christ
Reflections , Sermons / March 24, 2013

This past week was one of the most important weeks in history for all who believe in the story of Jesus and subsequently the story of Christians. But first we have to believe in the person of Jesus and all that he was and came to be. Without the first premise nothing holds true. That is why the last week was so very important. We, the Christian church installed a pope as the head of the Roman Catholicism and then we installed an Archbishop as the head of the Anglicanism.  Something significant happened in these two events. For the first time in 1000 years of history an Orthodox Patriarch came to sit with the rest of the world hoping for a brighter future. Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians brought a sign of possible reconciliation. And then the same events took place in England when Justin Welby was installed as the head of the church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the rest of the Christian and other religious groups gathered to embrace the commonness of humanity and the hope of togetherness. No matter who we are and where we are coming from the…

Restriction or Liberation: What is Faith?
Faith , Freedom , Reflections , Sermons / August 17, 2011

Welive in a multi-cultural, multi-religious world. We have had many of these religions for a long time and some are still emerging. Our understanding of self, individual fulfillment, and interpretation of history has given us even more freedom to make new groups and belief systems and after 38000 Christian denominations and counting, besides all other religious conglomerations and splinter groups. Many of these groups have emerged as a result of the understanding of Salvation, and the way we get to it. We found our ideaof salvation sometimes limited us from getting into heaven and while someothers made it too easy to get there. Then there are several in between who stay in the gray area about heaven and hell. Inshort, Christian Doctrine of salvation is a very difficult one for the majorityof the people of the world to understand, and for that reason even for clergythemselves. Why is that? Look at what is said here today in the Gospel. Here comes a woman seeking help and Jesus is not making it easy saying you don’t belong to the bunch I amsent to serve. It also sounds like Jesus was not very nice to her as many would feel. Compares her…

Found from under the table!
Faith , Fear , Freedom , Sermons , Trust / September 13, 2010

Loretta Tyson sent me this small story last day. It is about a little boy who went to Grandma’s house for dinner. Grandma served the dinner and little Johnny started eating. Then his mommy came by and said, Johnny, you got to pray before you eat. He responded saying, no mom. Mom insisted that he has to. And we do always pray at home before meals. Johnny responded, mom, that is at our house. We are at Grandma’s house. And she knows how to cook. Yes, we are at the grandma’s house now. We are in the house of the Lord who knows how to prepare the best food in the world. On this Rally day all of our goblins, elfs and angels are back from summer rest. I pray our parents are eager to get them to church on time and get them to be found. I have a question for you all parents. Suppose you lost one of your children in the wilderness and you are left with three others and no one else to care for the three, would you go about looking for the one who is lost out there? Be truthful. Would you? if not…