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Lent 2018: Day Twenty

John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

Until I was appointed to a church in wine country, … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Nineteen

John 14:12

Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.

In January, the … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Eighteen

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.

John’s prologue is a beautiful witness to the Incarnation – “And the Word became … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Seventeen

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Erwin McManus tells the story of being given … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Sixteen

Numbers 13:16

These were the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses changed the name of Hoshea son of Nun to Joshua.

A few weeks ago, I was in San Diego for a … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Fifteen

Luke 24:2-3

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.

On his first day at preschool, my two year old son, Taniela Wesley DC Moa, could not wait … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Announcement on Apportionment Giving 2017

It is always a joy to share good news with you and that is what we have found as we have wrapped up our 2017 apportionment giving.

Both Archana Carey, our Conference Treasurer, and I are so grateful for the … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Fourteen

Luke 23:34

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

What do you do when you are wronged? We all know the Sunday School Answer; that is, as Christians we are called to … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirteen

Luke 19:38

Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!

We are made to worship, and that means that we all worship something. It may be our … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Twelve

Luke 12:32

Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

This passage is preceded by a whole paragraph of Jesus saying, “do not worry about your life, what you will … Read More