Author Archives: Fr. Chris Schutte

How Jesus Meets People

Over the next four weeks, the gospel readings come from John, and show Jesus engaging with specific individuals. This Sunday, we will hear the interaction of Jesus and Nicodemus in…

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Hungry for God

On Ash Wednesday we were invited to the observance of a Holy Lent, characterized by “self- examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and alms-giving; and by reading and meditating on…

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Preparing for Lent

Liturgically, this Sunday is the last Sunday after the Epiphany, thus the final Sunday before Lent. So, if you still have them, please bring your palms from last Palm Sunday,…

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Doing Justly, Loving Mercy


As we approach Lent, I’d like to encourage each of us to read Timothy Keller’s Generous Justice. I’ve asked the staff and vestry to read it, and during Lent a group…

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“Spiritual” and “Religious”

It’s quite common to hear friends, neighbors, and co-workers (though not so much my co-workers) describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” What does one mean by that? Generally, one…

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