04/23/17 - "When in doubt..." - Gospel John 20:19-31

    Every year on the Sunday after Easter we read the same Gospel: the appearance of Jesus to the disciples and then the story of the much-maligned "Doubting" Thomas.  This story is as familiar to churchgoers as the parables of the Good Samaritan or the Prodigal Son. What more can be said that has not already been preached (and heard)?  Not much, probably, unless we think about the growing amount of doubt and disruption in our society, including doubts about the faith and a rejection of religious institutions.  What can we do about this kind of doubt that we may see even in our families or among friends? 
     Let's explore together what it means to be faithful believers in what some people are calling a "Post-Christian" period of history.
~Pastor John