Sabbath is more than absence of work; it is the presence of freedom and God opening us up to new life.
A departure from the sermon series to address the recent shootings in the United States. The parable of the Good Samaritan and a little help from Dr. King make this sermon what it is.
In part 2 of the Born Again series, we head out into the neighborhood as apostles sent out like the seventy in Luke 10. Jesus invites us to see, name, and participate in God’s reconciling presence.
In the first part of a four-part series, we look at the divinely unreasonable new life that Jesus calls us into. And we introduce the sermon series.
A transcript of the sermon I preached without a text on June 19th. In the rampant us/them dichotomy, it is up to us to say NO to people who force others to become “them’s.”
Our isolating societal sickness stems from the fact that we wear blinders on eyes. We no longer know our neighbors. We are stuck in a pattern of self-enforced loneliness. The cure is willful seeing, as Jesus points out in today’s Gospel.
The world sells us one version of worthiness. Jesus invites us to imagine another: one in which people have value, but not price.
For this Trinity Sunday, I decided to present a short history of God’s revelation to us, going all the way back to Abraham and Sarah. This short history culminates in the revelation of the Holy Trinity, in which all our relationships begin and find their culmination.