A Message from Our Kahu

On Sunday, we took a look at Jesus’ promise to the crowd in Matthew 11: “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I said that these words must have sounded outrageous at the time, based upon what Jesus had just instructed his disciples to do:...

A Message from Our Kahu

“Building with Love” On Sunday, I told the congregation about a moment of epiphany that I had over thirty years ago when I was in seminary. I was taking a class on biblical interpretation, and the professor asked us to turn to 1 Corinthians, chapter 8. He...

A Message from Our Kahu

In the morning, while it was still very dark,Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place,and there he prayed.—Mark 1:35 Lessons from Kalaupapa Congregations in Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ are invited to commemorate “Kalaupapa Sunday”...

A Message from Our Kahu

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:a time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance;—Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4A Message from Our Kahu”A Time To Mourn…and To Dance” When I returned to work on...

A Message from Our Kahu

“Everyone’s Invited” On Sunday, we read the Parable of the Great Banquet, in which Jesus surprised his listeners by telling of an emperor who invited people from the crossroads to a banquet celebrating the wedding of his son. The...

A Message from Our Kahu

“God the Gatherer” Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, “I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.” (Isaiah 56:8) Both our Old Testament and New Testament readings on Sunday (Isaiah 56 and Matthew 15)...