In Acts, the followers of Jesus show us what it looks like to follow Jesus. But are we up to accepting the challenge for ourselves? The challenge of trusting God in the 21st Century Easter 4A | Acts 2:42-47 You’ve probably heard the story before. It’s told several ways, but often goes something like this. […]
Jesus’s encounter with Nicodemus is one of the most compelling and confusing exchanges in John. But in it, we see our own confusions, ourselves. Jesus, Nicodemus, and the very mercy of God Lent 2A | John 3:1-17 There’s something hinky going on here. Jesus and Nicodemus and this late night visit. And how each of […]
We can’t find GOD by following our parents instead of Jesus. Jesus is trying to take us to GOD and all this stuff we’re focused on is not going to work. How Jesus’s short stories reveal so much Proper 18C | Luke 14:25-33 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
Here a story of the powerful commander, the two kings who don’t have the right kind of power, and slaves, servants, and disciples who bear the very power of GOD. GOD’s Alternative Power Source Proper 9C | 2 Kings 5:1-14, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
So we don’t know what was going on in Peter’s thick skull. But here’s a thought. He needed to get to Jesus. Peter is always trying to get back to Jesus. The Call to Discipleship and Peter’s Redemption Easter 3C | John 21:1-19 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
That GOD chooses to reveal the truth of Jesus to Mary, shouldn’t surprise anyone actually reading or following along in the big story. Jesus and the life of faith Easter C | John 20:1-18 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.
And still we say that GOD punishes and we treat one another with great cruelty because we believe that GOD is in the business of hating and punishing and driving the immigrant out of the community in spite of everything written in Scripture which bears that as a lie, which reveals how false a claim […]
How can we talk about always telling the truth and being honest, if we are also keeping secrets and refusing to share with one another? The love (without hypocrisy) Jesus longs for Ash Wednesday | Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page
Love and inheritance Proper 23B / Mark 10:17-31 Simply getting rid of our stuff isn’t the action Jesus is calling for. Not exactly. Though it is certainly much closer than “GOD wants you to be rich.”
How our focus on law and politics misses the real revelation Proper 22B / Mark 10:2-16 He’s not mincing words. The Kingdom belongs to them. Not the disciples. Not the Pharisees. Not the Romans. The children. We need to hear these words.