Whatever stories you tell yourself about the kind of person you are, whatever immutable personal flaws or character defects you think define you, the poetry of Christmas morning says you are wrong. You are not all that you hide away in the dark. You are creations of the Word called into being by love. You shine with the light of God, which can never be extinguished in you or in this world.
Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14 + Psalm 130 + Romans 8:6-11 + John 11:1-45 I don’t know if you’re fans of Oprah or not, in my house we pretty much are. There’s all sorts of things you can poke fun at, her singsongy way of introducing a guest (“It’s John Tra-vol-ta!), or her exuberance at distributing product … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, April 6, 2014: Fifth Sunday in Lent