June 24, 2018
Below are statistics regarding "What Happens When Individuals Are Released On Bond in Immigration Court Proceedings?" http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/438/
Also, there is a news report on MS 13 on NPR today: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/16/politics/rep-will-hurd-visit-tornillo-facility/index.html
There are further statistics about alternative models of monitoring indivduals in these cases who are released on bond, so that they return for court dates, which are even more postive concerning alternative methods to imprisoning individuals who cross into our nation illegally.
Finally, it must be noted, that while it is lawful to seek asylum in the United States and many immigrants do, the process for indivduals to do this is incredibly difficult, slow, and limited, and also may result in incarseration and seperation of families. https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigrants-rights-and-detention/fact-checking-family-separation
May 27, 2018
Today's sermon is on the topic of searching, risking and caring for others and specifically the issue of child marriage.
May 13, 2018
Jesus is asked which rules are most important to follow, and his response is that there are two.... Love your God with all of your heart, mind and strength, and love others as yourself. The challenge for the Church, and for all Christians, is to keep the main thing the main thing...
May 6, 2018
Today's sermon is a reflection on the story of the Good Samartain and the modern re-telling of this story from the 1990s movie, As Good As It Gets.
April 22, 2018
Today's service is a celebration of earth day and a reflection on Jesus calling disciples (men and women). I ask what does it mean for All the People of the Church to be Ministers?
April 1, 2018
Today's sermon reflects on the ressurection of Jesus, the ressurection that has a claim in all our lives and that we as people of faith are called to participate in.