Harrowing Of Hell

Listen. A Sower Went out to Sow

To watch the sermon click here. I’ve heard the Parable of the Sower more times than I can count, and I’ll bet many of you have too. And I almost always hear the parable as being about me. You know, what kind of soil am I? Am I rocky? Am I shallow? Am I full

The Good Shepherd and the Gate

I love it when Jesus speaks clearly. I enjoy his parables too, with their complexity and their layers and their occasional cryptic-ness. As Jesus followers, we know that ANYTHING he says is going to be awesome. He is JESUS!! But when he is clear in what he is saying, there is nothing like it. It

We are the Samaritans

Who were the Samaritans? We’ve all heard Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan, the religious outsider who compassionately cared for the poor man beaten and left for dead in the ditch. The man who had been avoided by the religious insiders, the Priest and the Levite, because they thought he might be dead and coming

We are Beatitude People

Good morning, Epiphany. It is delightful to have you together at one service. We gather as one body because it’s our annual meeting, and all members are encouraged to be present to vote for the Vestry, and to hear what has happened this past year, and where we are headed. So, thank you for being

The Importance of Context

There is no shortage of darkness in the news: natural disasters, the pandemic, crime, homelessness.  In many ways, this is nothing new. There are many dark things in the Bible – the flood, the plagues of Egypt, the suffering and death of Christ upon the Cross.  But at Christmastime, we are surrounded by expressions of

Sermon Series #2 on Kingdom of God Intelligence: Curiosity Versus Dogmatism

Thanksgiving dinner recently gave me cause to wonder at the unnecessary cravings that plague me, particularly around food, particularly on Thanksgiving, particularly around cheesecake, and that weird desire to eat the entire thing after having one piece. It is not a long term, high reward survival activity… But here’s the thing about cravings, they come