Author: Steven Buchanan

Rev. John W. Monroe III John 1:1-18 Christ is the light of the world, the source of all creation, and life and the light which enlightens everything. How do we become enlightened? What needs to happen in us, for us to see the light?...

Isaiah 49:1-7; John 1:29-42 Rev. John W. Monroe III In the biblical narrative, God calls seemingly ordinary people to bring transformation and healing to the world. Our lives may seem rather ordinary, but work of God takes place in what may appear to be unremarkable people...

1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23 Rev. John W. Monroe III The enthusiasm, zeal and positive self-regard of the Corinthian church became a field which produced division and judgement to which Paul brought the remedy of the cross. Matthew’s Gospel sees the context of darkness as the condition...

With the New Year, our Wednesday wisdom meetings will begin to explore The Rule of Benedict as a long-tested source for our spiritual awakening in daily life.  We will begin by using Joan Chittister’s book, The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century. ...

Rev. John W. Monroe III Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Christ is the source and end of all creation. Christ in flesh is vulnerable to suffering and death, yet Christ is not extinguished. Christ is in Jesus and also in us and in all things. Can we find...

Rev. John W. Monroe III Matthew 24:36-44 For most of us, our focus is small and self-referential. We avoid seeing what we do not want to see. In this passage, Jesus is not talking so much about the end off time as he is about the possibility...

Rev. John W. Monroe III Romans 1:1-7 and Matthew 1:18-25 Paul announces the birth of a new and universal era of grace, which we still resist receiving. Joseph struggled to accept the good news of Mary’s pending birth. How, too, are we resistant to good news?...