Falling Upward:  the experience of resurrection – by Dave Holmes

Scripture: Acts 9: 1-9 and John 21: 1-14 Saul, or Paul – Saul if you’re speaking Hebrew, Paul if you’re speaking Greek – was headed to Damascus to root out this pesky new movement, this pesky new Jewish thing that was playing fast and loose with the Law that was so precious to Saul.  I […]

Parental Guilt

The Big Picture I’ll return to Rabbi Rami’s Guide to Parenting in a future post – I love the book and there is at least one more discovery I’d like to share!  But I have recently started reading another book:  Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas.  Now he’s definitely an evangelical, and there is an undercurrent […]

Lent 4 – Justice

Ezekiel 47: 1-12 So… What is the difference between a stagnant pond and a living lake?  There are many correct answers, I’m sure, but the one I’m thinking of is this:  water flows out of a living lake.  In a stagnant pond, water only flows in. When Karen and I were hosting a tour group […]


By Dave Holmes I was fortunate enough to holiday recently in Costa Rica – a really interesting country on several levels!  They disbanded their military in 1948, and have not only survived but thrived, even in Central America with all the drug problems and the Cold War.  Instead of military, they have invested in health […]

“Love Week” – By Dave Holmes

1 John 4: 7-21 – Lent 1, 2016 Centering down:  This is the first Sunday of Lent, the weeks preceding Holy Week and Easter.  It’s our Christian Ramadan, our “spiritual boot camp” time, a season of fasting and spiritual practice.  What we have for you this year is a recommendation for weekly spiritual practices based […]

Lenten Practice for Love Week

In his sermon on Sunday Dave Holmes suggested this meditative practice… Grab a timer from somewhere, and set the time for 10 minutes (more or less as seems appropriate for you).  For about ten minutes a day, hear and reflect on these words addressed by God to you: “You are my beloved daughter/son, with you […]

The Season of Lent is Upon us!

February 10 is Ash Wednesday–the season of Lent is upon us! It comes early this year, which means Easter is early too, and everything seems a bit rushed. Like many of you trying to cope with all of your responsibilities, I’m constantly making a choice between business (real, effective, results-oriented work) and busyness (running around […]

The stories we tell and the stories we live

The Big Picture Well, the book I’m reading right now is The Rabbi Rami Guide to Parenting, (Rami Shapiro and Agapi Theodorou, Spirituality and Health books, 2011) and I am finding it both delightful and challenging. Rabbi Rami talks about the importance of stories.  I agree – I think stories are huge.  It’s more than […]

Spiritual parenting: Our full attention

By Dave Holmes The Big Picture Most of us have probably pointed and laughed (discreetly) at that table of four in the restaurant:  four people out to eat with each other, not speaking with each other but rather with their heads down, looking at their phones. It’s likely that we’ve had a moment or two […]

Office Hours 2016

Greg and Dave will be holding the following office hours for the beginning of 2016. Check the Knox Facebook page or their individual Twitter feeds for any cancellations or updates. Dave Holmes’ Office Hours Starting up again February 22, 2016 Dave’s new office hours! Hoping for someplace with PARKING, Dave will now hold office hours from 12 […]