Preached on July 16, 2017 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 My favorite part of gardening is putting seeds in the ground. Planting … More
Preached on May 28, 2017 John 17:1-11 In our Gospel reading, Jesus has been preaching a long time, from chapters … More
A shepherd’s job is to care for the sheep. Psalm 23 gives us a good idea of the job description. … More
Sometimes hot tears need to flow down our cheeks, as our anger burns against the injustice of death, the killing of innocent people, against cruel and senseless violence. We need a good cry, the kind that soaks a box of tissues as we wipe away all the snot from our noses and we taste the salt on our lips. Whether my heart is broken by cancer claiming another person we love, or the crass celebration of “the mother of all bombs” as something good, sometimes we really should not be holding it together.
Preaching this weekend in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr. always fills me with a mix of hope and … More
Tomorrow, on Christmas Day, approximately 353,000 babies will be born worldwide, at the rate of one baby every 4.3 second. … More
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
I love this text. I was excited to see it as the featured Gospel for Gathering Sunday, because today as we gather ourselves for a new beginning of the Fall Church Season; we hear the good news!-Christ is among us today! We missed out on meeting the real Jesus, hearing him preach and shaking hands with him at coffee hour, liking his stuff on Facebook. We were born too late. But don’t despair, because when we meet in his name, his spirit is here and we know him. So we are gathered, Jesus is alive among us-NOW WHAT?