The Balcony of Bethesda

The Balcony of Bethesda

One of my favorite images of leadership is the concept of getting “up in the balcony.” The whole idea is that in order to see the big picture, it’s important to occasionally get off the dance floor and see things from the balcony. Getting up in the balcony means...
Who to Call?

Who to Call?

“If there’s something strangeIn your neighborhoodWho you gonna call?Ghostbusters! If there’s something weirdAnd it don’t look goodWho you gonna call?Ghostbusters! If you’re all alonePick up the phoneAnd callGhostbusters!” Soon after the...
The Season of Epiphany

The Season of Epiphany

January is officially in full swing—and this month ushers in the Season of Epiphany. South Floridians could easily mistake the word “Epiphany” to mean “gridlocked traffic,” as the two arrive at about the same time. However, I assure you: they are not the same thing....
God Saves

God Saves

Sunday, January 1st, was a landmark day in both the secular world and in the church. The night before, champagne corks popped as glasses clinked and fireworks filled the sky. We rang out the old and in the new, a ritual as old as time. Some of us made resolutions,...
The Season of Christmas has just begun!

The Season of Christmas has just begun!

Christmas greetings! For some friends and neighbors, Christmas may end at midnight on December 25 – but in the life of our church, the Season of Christmas has just begun! We celebrate the nativity until January 5, including Lessons and Carols this Sunday. Then we...
Christmas at Bethesda

Christmas at Bethesda

Dear Friends, Although I have yet to experience it myself, throughout this season of Advent I’ve loved hearing people speak of Christmas at Bethesda with such joy, awe, and anticipation. Between the music, the trees, the beauty of our sacred space adorned with greens...