June 17th – Mazin Qumsiyeh – audio

This morning we welcomed Mazin Qumsiyeh, former Yale Professor, now a distinguished professor at Bethlehem University and founder of the Palestine Museum of Natural History. Mazin has been a mentor to Tree of Life from its inception and is an honored member of our...

June 10th – Steve Jungkeit – with audio

Texts: Isaiah 58: 9b-12; Psalm 55:8; I Corinthians 13: 1-13 “Gimme Shelter”             I begin this morning with two extra-canonical pieces of Scripture.  The first is a gorgeous speech from Shakespeare’s King Lear.  Lear has lost nearly everything – his throne, his...

June 3rd – Steve Jungkeit – with audio

Texts: Genesis 1: 26-31; Romans 14: 1-12 Death and Dignity: On Life’s Great Decisions             Several weeks ago, a story in the New York Times caught my attention.  It had to do with an Australian scientist named David Goodall, who had flown to Switzerland in...