Discussions around faith & spirituality from Central MA by a Lutheran Pastor
To some people this can be a scary term; so many people don’t like change. The reality is that life is constantly changing, maybe in smaller ways for some, and in varying larger ways for others, but life is a trajectory that includes change.
Jesus’ ministry didn’t support the status quo. His ministry upset the apple-cart of life by reminding people of the connection God hopes to be in with us that plugs us into new possibilities, hope and joy, continually. That connection, called…Continue
Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on May 15, 2013 at 12:49pm
Are you okay? “How are you doing?” “Okay.”
One of my colleagues turned to me this morning at our text study and asked “Andrew, how are you doing?” My response was “Okay. And how are you?” Their response was “Yup, just keepin’ on keepin’ on.”
Okay is good. If it’s an honest response, depending upon responsibilities and relationships, okay can mean a lot; like maybe things are off-balance in one place, doing really well in another, and kind of middle of the road someplace else:…Continue
Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on April 30, 2013 at 3:49pm
We just returned from the annual Mission Trip that our cooperative (ELCA) youth group makes each year during the Massachusetts spring school vacation. Upper middle and senior high youth from five local parishes combined to be Christ’s hand and feet at work in service for “other” in the Gettysburg, PA area.…Continue
Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on April 23, 2013 at 4:12pm
Today is the warmest yet here in Central MA. I wore a hooded top over my cleric this morning, and while it was fine then it isn’t now. On campus at WPI the tank tops, shorts, flip flops, sandals and near beach wear are out in force: apparel-wise, things are becoming undone!
But when our lives become undone, when some things are broken, it isn’t cool.
When things are undone is our natural tendency to head into the arms of mercy to relax in faith with Christ and be…Continue
Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on April 9, 2013 at 2:39pm
So, when I got to church early this morning I noticed a strange odor coming from the chapel area and my office (on the other side of the wall). I checked out both areas and nothing really seemed…Continue
Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Jun 1, 2011.