The New Temple

The New Temple

Written by Joe Lenow, Rector of St. James’ Episcopal Parish in Lothian, Maryland. Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it...
Easter and God’s Laughter

Easter and God’s Laughter

Written by Matt Benton, Pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA. Why do the nations conspire,     and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves,     and the rulers take counsel together,...
Cursed is the One Who Hangs on a Tree

Cursed is the One Who Hangs on a Tree

Written by Brian Johnson, Pastor of Haymarket Church in Haymarket, VA. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us—because it is written, Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.” – Galatians 3:13...
Adam and Jesus in the Garden

Adam and Jesus in the Garden

Written by Matt Benton, Pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA.             Two stories and their settings are the same.  A man stands in a garden, before God, and is afraid. Two stories...
The Suffering Servant

The Suffering Servant

Written by Hungsu Lim, Associate Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA.             Isaiah proclaims a profound message to the people in exile. This prophet sings a new song of hope and speaks...