Voting to Un-Create

It’s Earth Day, so we’re celebrating God’s creation. Unfortunately, at the same time, we’re voting to un-create it.

2024-04-28T10:17:59-05:00April 28, 2024|0 Comments

The Sermon for Today

Sometimes, we pay so much attention to our own churchy customs that we neglect the way of Jesus. I used two “texts” for this sermon: Amos 5:21-24, and an episode of the Andy Griffith Show (season 4, episode 4: “The Sermon for Today”). The television clip is omitted here, for reasons of copyright, but it’s worth looking up!

2024-04-21T09:34:49-05:00April 21, 2024|0 Comments

Fish Sandwich

The author of the Gospel of Luke thought it was very important that Jesus appeared after the resurrection, not just as a vision but in the flesh. He also thought that, after the resurrection, Jesus gave the church a mission and the special authority to carry it out. I disagree.

2024-04-14T09:46:48-05:00April 14, 2024|0 Comments

The Craziness of the Resurrection

The resurrection is not subject to rational explanation. I can only say: it feels like spring—like spring might feel to a person who thought winter was forever. And, it involves all of us.

2024-03-31T12:22:36-05:00March 31, 2024|0 Comments

Ride On

Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem was part of his work of standing against the rule of Rome and Rome’s collaborators—and standing instead for the divine rule of God.

2024-03-24T13:06:25-05:00March 24, 2024|0 Comments

Mindful Within and Without

The prophet Jeremiah longed for a day when we all could find God already written on our hearts. Mary Oliver would add this: that we can also find God already written in the natural world—the signature of the Creator in all creation.

2024-03-17T18:18:59-05:00March 17, 2024|0 Comments

To Let It Go

Jesus loved his life—and when it was time to let it go, he let it go.

2024-02-25T10:01:06-06:00February 25, 2024|0 Comments

Time for a Change

Sometimes change starts with remorse; sometimes, it’s just time for a change.

2024-02-18T11:52:39-06:00February 18, 2024|0 Comments
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