Sermon Archives

December 10, 2023

Freeze!

Freeze!
December 3, 2023

God

God

What do we say, how do we respond,when we find ourselves at a place where God seems distant and God’s promises seem empty? What do we say, how do we respond, when we feel God’s absence, God’s hiddenness? Isaiah gives us the words, and maybe it’s not surprising that those words are contained in a […]

November 26, 2023

Communal Formation

Communal Formation

A modern-day parable about the formation of a community- Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair, by Patricia Polacco… What grabs me most when it comes to formation is this first page. “No one could remember a time when there wasn’t a TV in every home. Nor could they remember when they weren’t […]

November 19, 2023

Mind the Flip

Mind the Flip
November 5, 2023

Alone Together

Alone Together

All Saints’ Day reminds us that we are not alone, that God’s presence is both in the pillar of fire and in the pillar of cloud (of witnesses) that surround us, and that the Spirit’s voice is often heard in the living testimonies of those who have died before us.

October 29, 2023

Camping with God

Camping with God

All of creation carries the Divine DNA. Our experiences in the natural world illuminate our understanding of scripture, and our experiences in scripture illuminate our understanding of nature. We need both to know the fullness of God. Can we think of God “being us” and everything around us both in the Biblical narrative and the […]

October 22, 2023

The Yoke of Hope

The Yoke of Hope

In text as in the world we hear of division and violence, As followers of Jesus we are called to a way of Peace that combines a critique of structural violence and Love of Enemy. In a time such as this we are called to be faithful to Jesus and His way, a way of […]

October 15, 2023

God in Place

God in Place

What we remember is embedded in places, things, and monuments, and their physical existence reinforces those memories. Therefore, wherever we are gathered in the memory of Christ, there is the place of God.

October 8, 2023

Mutual Faithfulness

Mutual Faithfulness

What a joy to engage the book of Ruth together this week. I’m drawn to the fact that it is through mutual relationship that Naomi and Ruth experience redemption in this story. God is less of a notable character here, but God’s presence is felt through other people. So what does that mutual relationship look […]

October 1, 2023

One

One

When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment in all of the law, he first responded with words from Deuteronomy 6:4-5. Those words are part of a prayer called the Shema, and observant Jews pray them twice a day: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God; the Lord is one. You shall love the […]

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