Jesus’ life and ministry reversed and gutted so many stigmas, so many flimsy reasons for separation. And so can ours. Here’s a sermon about what Jesus’ wounds teach us.
This Sunday, we baptized our twins, Charlie and Amelia. Here’s what I said right beforehand.
The beautiful thing about the Christian faith is that it is centered around a “who,” not around a “what.” On Easter Sunday, Jesus gives us the opportunity to affirm our faith when he asks Mary this question: “Whom are you looking for?”
It’s great to have a baptism scheduled for the Easter Vigil, but we didn’t this year at St. Mark’s. I still wanted to bless the water of baptism before we renewed our baptismal covenant, so my father suggested I build the blessing into my sermon.
A first person meditation from the perspective of my favorite recurring character in the Gospel according to John, the Pharisee Nicodemus. Perhaps this is what he was thinking on his way home from burying Jesus’ body.
We go in search of an “end” final enough to snuff our Christ’s love. And you know what, there isn’t one.
The congregation’s part when we read the Passion Gospel according to Mark is two horrible words: “Crucify him.” Here’s why you should say them.