Some Thoughts on Communion

It’s been about a year since we began celebrating communion weekly at BRC. (For those of you who are newer to BRC, our prior practice was to celebrate communion once a month.) We’ll at least begin a discussion at our next consistory meeting about whether we think this has been a good practice for our congregation. Over…Read more »


In today’s gospel reading Jesus tells a man who had been lame for 38 years to pick up his mat and walk. The mat marked his place by the pool. If he picked up his mat and walked away, he might lose his place. This was his place, this is where he hung out, where…Read more »

Kingdom Fruit

As we continue to reflect upon how to read the Scriptures, one obvious observation is that the Bible consists of words. Part of the interpretive task is to decide what specific words mean. That’s complicated by the fact that the same word can have different meanings, depending on the context. Examples in the English language would…Read more »