Storms happen every day in this world. Some have a direct effect on us personally, and some we can view from afar. Storms have a beginning, middle, and an end. (“This too shall pass!”)

Religious communities have found alternative ways to worship together during the coronavirus pandemic. For some that has meant going online, but others have turned to a practice steeped in American history: outdoor worship.

In Matthew 24, when the disciples asked Jesus about the last days, the very first thing Jesus told them was this: “Take heed that no one deceives you..!”

Celebrations such as Father's Day are important for society. The ancient Israelites were instructed to celebrate seven yearly feasts, expressions of their joy and gratefulness to God in an agrarian society.

As we celebrate Father’s Day in a world so desperate for peace, it causes me to reflect.