Hope for a Broken City

3.17.19:  Luke 13:31-35 AND Psalm 27
We live and work and worship and play in a broken city. An 11 year old and his mother are hospitalized after being shot on the playground this week in Cherry Hill. A man and his daughter implicated pan handlers in the murder of his wife and now he is accused himself. Dilapidated housing stock with roofs open to the elements and windows missing sit right next door to homes where people are trying to live and thrive. People are afraid even to walk to their community meeting after dark. A large university feels the need to employ its own police force in the areas surrounding its property to keep its students, staff and neighbors safe. Brokenness abounds. Continue reading “Hope for a Broken City”

Hearing and Heeding

Luke 5:1-11: Meet JoElla Holman. She is a PCUSA mission co-worker (a term we use to replace missionary in the Presbyterian Church because we work together with partners in mission and we do not want to carry with us the idea that Americans have the “right” expression of the gospel message and someone else does not). JoElla serves God and Christ’s church in the Caribbean, Continue reading “Hearing and Heeding”