Texts: Isaiah 25:6-9 + Psalm 118:1-2,14-24 + Acts 10:34-43 + Mark 16:1-8 “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” That was the question preoccupying the women as they came to the place where Jesus had been lain that first Easter morning. I guess I’d never given it much … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, April 5, 2015: The Resurrection of Our Lord — Easter Day
Sermon: Saturday, April 4, 2015: The Resurrection of Our Lord — The Vigil of Easter
These are the storied waters by which we baptize, and tonight we celebrate with our brother Ryan who has responded to the call of the Holy Spirit to come and die. To come and die to the numbing death of conformity to a culture of violence. To come and die to the wasting death of complicity with a culture of scarcity. To come and die to the corrupting death of privilege in a culture of supremacy. To come and die to the tragic death of waste in a culture of consumption and degradation. Ryan has heard the call to die to all that is killing us, and to rise with Christ, the firstborn of a new creation. So we celebrate with him, and his family, and his beloved, Rachel, and with the whole church, the rebirth of a new disciple, a new storyteller, a new artist in the commonwealth of God, the anti-empire, the reign that has no end.
Sermon: Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Ash Wednesday
Texts: Joel 2:1-2,12-17 + Psalm 51:1-17 + 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10 + Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 George Hatcher is a man in his mid-thirties who works as a NASA engineer in Florida. He is married with a two-year old, and ever since he was a young child he has wanted to live on Mars. He may just get … Continue reading Sermon: Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Ash Wednesday