March 2, 2014
In this sermon the preacher, an admitted “transfiguration junkie”, comes to a new conclusion about the importance of Transfiguration for the Christian life. A recent conversation with a friend challenges the way the preacher preaches and the hearer hears.
February 23, 2014
Jesus words that turn the conventional wisdom of his day upside down, continue to challenge the conventional wisdom of today. Prayer and forgiveness are the ways we live up to the “perfect” ethic of Jesus.
February 16, 2014
Sometimes as Christians we can get caught up with our denominational affiliation to the exclusion of others who also call themselves Christian. We have many more reasons to honor one another than to dishonor one another. And how we interact with other Christians from other denominations speaks to the world about how Christians are as […]
February 9, 2014
We have been called as a church and as Christians to be a light for the world and salt for the world. We are called to liberate others around us from their fear of the darkness so that they might be able to enjoy and follow the light. We are called to draw others in […]
February 2, 2014
On the Presentation of Our Lord Sunday we celebrate what happens when duty meets faithful expectation: The grace of a creating God brings wonder! What is your “wonder potential?”
January 26, 2014
When we think about our own calling to be disciples of Christ, we know that the task, when taken seriously, is not an easy one, just as anyone who has ever gone fishing knows that it is not an easy task either. At the same time it is crucial that we put forth an effort […]
January 19, 2014
Today in our Gospel lesson we hear so many people sharing the urgent message of the good news with others. First we have John the Baptist pointing to Jesus and saying, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Then we have Jesus himself telling those who were following […]
January 12, 2014
On the feast of the Baptism of our Lord, we consider how God still speaks: The community of the faithful discerns and speaks the voice of God.
January 5, 2014
On the 12th day of Christmas our good Lord gave to us John 1:1-18! Here is food for imaginitive AND logical thought! Included is a reference to church father Origen and his description of God.
December 24, 2013
We are the messengers of good news, not only during this Christmas season but throughout the year. May we be so bold as to live God’s story in our homes and in our schools, in our work and in our world, so that others might know the joy of God with us and the joy […]