Another level of transformation, and perhaps a far more frightening one, takes place once we withdraw from the flurry of public activity that creates this illusion of action to listen for a divine word inviting us to consider what it is in each one of us that must change in order for the world to be made new.
Texts: Acts 2:14a,22-32 + Psalm 16 + 1 Peter 1:3-9 + John 20:19-31 “When it was evening on that day…” (John 20:19) Do you remember that day? That O Happy Day? I remember that day last week. My heart is still singing and my mind is still reeling from that day. This house was rocking … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, April 27, 2014: Second Sunday of Easter
Texts: Isaiah 12:2-6 + Luke 1:5-25 + Luke 1:26-38 + Matthew 1:18-25 + Isaiah 43:1-7,15-21 What might you do if you weren’t afraid? Would you quit your job? Would you ask him out? Would you insist, “Stop. No more!” Would you tell the truth? Would you finally say, “I love you.” What might … Continue reading Sermon: Wednesday, December 19, 2012: “Fear Not! Advent Worship Nearing the Longest Night”