I wonder sometimes if we don’t treat our churches, our congregations, like little schools because we don’t want to face another graduation. We don’t know how we would answer the question, if anyone were to ask, “what is it you plan to do with the wild and precious community you have created here?” So instead we imagine it to be school without end. Faith formation without Christian vocation.
Texts: Genesis 32:22-31 + Psalm 17:1-7,15 + Romans 9:1-5 + Matthew 14:13-21 “What is your name?” “What is your name?” is the question the divine figure asks Jacob at the end of a long night of wrestling by the river. On its own it’s not a very remarkable question. In fact aside from, perhaps, “how … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, August 3, 2014: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost