Faith is a tricky concept because the word is a noun but it should be a verb. That’s what we’re exploring in this getting back to basics sermon.
This week we dig into the Parable of the Sower and, with a little help from Godly Play, discover God’s extravagant grace and persistent love.
Our understanding of God springs directly from our desire to name God. Yes, we have the word “God,” but in our experience those three letters do not do justice to the sublime coherence of grace and love and communion that we feel when we stumble into God’s presence. So God has given us the gift of naming God as a Trinity of persons, which helps us see and relate to God. (Bonus: SPOILERS on my impending children)
Today’s sermon is a meditation on Psalm 23, an “expansion,” if you will, of the content of the Psalm. I’ve heard and read this psalm a thousand times, but working intimately with it this week has given me a new appreciation for its, theme, its gentleness, and its power.
In a rare sequel to a sermon, in this one I expand on the thoughts from last week. We are God’s glass, but we don’t emit as much light as we were designed to do.
Put your thinking cap on for this one, but let your heart remain open, too. In this sermon, I struggle to speak on something I’m not qualified to talk about.
My first summer sermon of 2013 — a bit shorter than normal because the church is so very hot, which makes the average attention span even smaller. This sermon is about the best way to approach the epic quest of our spiritual lives.
My sermon for Sunday, June 23, 2013. It’s about demons — sort of. It’s really about living as our best selves. Give it a listen.
This June is the 5th anniversary of Wherethewind.com, and we are celebrating by looking back at some of the best of the last five years of this website. Today we have the first article in my two year relationship with EpiscopalCafe. Thanks to Jim and everyone else at the Cafe for giving me the chance to be part of the team. (Originally posted August 1, 2009)
First published on the site Day1.org, I wrote this reflection on the day after the Marathon bombings. It is my attempt to process through my fingers where God is in such a horrific event.