A Message from Our Kahu

“Looking Up…And Looking Down” In this week’s Scripture reading (Acts 1:1-11), the resurrected Jesus ascended into heaven, leaving the disciples staring up into the clouds. I can relate to their experience, as I become easily mesmerized by...

A Message from Our Kahu

Being Community While Social Distancing . Lots of Changes, Lots of Accomplishments I am amazed at how much we all still seem to do and accomplish among all the changes over the past month and a half, especially while adhering to social distancing guidelines! At Koloa...

A Message from Our Kahu

“A STRANGE INTIMACY” Then their eyes opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. (Luke 24:31) In my message on Sunday, I talked about a phrase I recently heard for the first time: “a strange intimacy.” Dr. Susan Abraham,...

A Message from Our Kahu

“What Proof Do You Need?” Unless I see…I will not believe.(John 20:25) In my message on Sunday, I referred to Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. Gladwell states...

A Message from Our Kahu

“Save Us” A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” (Matthew 21:8-9) In my...

A Message from Our Kahu

“Honoring the Missionaries” “I shall cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.” (Ezekiel 37:5)   It was on this week 200 years ago that the first Christian missionaries landed in Hawaii. By the end of the year, there were mission...