What a different church we might be if we imagined ourselves not as the star’s destination, but as the wise travelers feeling our way forward together, guided by light coming to us from the far reaches of space and time and governed by laws that have governed us all even before we could name them or know them. A church on the lookout for God’s wisdom shining throughout creation, among our neighbors, our enemies, even ourselves. A church on the margins speaking to the rulers and authorities about what can be learned when we stop hungering to live at the center.
Texts: 1 Kings 19:1-15a + Psalms 42 & 43 + Galatians 3:23-29 + Luke 8:26-39 Throughout the summer we’ve been enrolled in what I’ve been calling “A School for Prophets,” following the stories from Hebrew scripture of the prophets of Israel. Within this series, for the last few weeks, we’ve been focusing specifically on the … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, June 23, 2013: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost