Harrowing Of Hell

Why We Need the Body of Christ

Last Sunday we talked about moral blindness. We talked about how moral blindness causes us to have moral blind spots, like driving blind spots, except for our spiritual life, in ways that inhibit our relationships.  We defined moral blindness as: an unconscious barrier produced externally from ourselves, that inhibits us from seeing our actions clearly,

Higher Love

Good morning Christians, seekers, and friends: So, a friend thought it would be funny if I were to begin my sermon today that old joke “A priest, a rabbi, and minister walk into a bar….” And she assured me that if I did so, she would laugh out loud. So, I thought, what the heck?

Jesus’ New Commandment

Good evening Christians, seekers, and friends, I wonder what it would be like for someone who doesn’t really know much about Christianity to come into the Church tonight. At this point, a little over eighty percent of the American populace knows that Easter celebrates Resurrection but what, exactly, this means to those of us who

Pilgrimages From Home

Not long before the pandemic began last year, some fantastic Epiphanites loaned me three books before we knew what would unfold during these intervening 12 months.  “A year later, these three books (kept in Ziploc bags as I do since I worked in a bookstore where we could read any book for free as long

Aunt Maria and Zeal

“Zeal for your house will consume me.” That is a word I get excited about, zeal. It is a word that gets a bad rap—a zealot, a person blindly compelled by an idea, irrespective of its costs, particularly cost to relationship. I believe zeal means just the opposite. I believe zeal is all about relationship.