Parts 3 and 4 of the Born Again sermon series as squashed together for the sermon this week. Read about broken hearts and paying attention.
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.
I often find myself accidentally quoting Obi-Wan Kenobi when I start talking about the Holy Spirit. So today, I decided just to quote him on purpose.
A guided meditation on the last prayer in the Bible, which also makes an excellent breath prayer. It’s just three words: “Come, Lord Jesus.”
Jesus calls us to better health and wellness. The question is, “How will we respond?” Today, we talk about inciting incidents in our lives, with a little help from my favorite author, J.R.R. Tolkien.