Harrowing Of Hell

God’s Got This!

To watch the sermon click here. It is good to be back after summer travels. I missed you. I missed opening my Bible and thinking about what you and I were going to talk about in the sermon Sunday. Writing a sermon is both completely delightful and utterly painful, because it requires digging into the

The Kingdom of God in Review

Click here to watch the sermon. When I first came to Epiphany 15 years ago, the message I preached a lot was: the kingdom of heaven is here, right here, right now, and that is good news! Do any of you remember that? The kingdom of heaven, is also the Kingdom of God…those ideas are

God is Calling Us to Mission

Good Morning! It’s good to be with you today. Thank you for having me. It is truly a blessing to be with Epiphany Parish on this Second Sunday after the Epiphany as we recognize the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, we also celebrate our shared ministry in Haiti through the Haiti Micah

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

Sermon Series #1 on Kingdom of God Intelligence – Christ the King

Good morning. This is the first sermon in a three-part series on uncertainty and ambiguity, and how we manage it with peaceful equanimity. Someone told me recently that they didn’t know what equanimity meant, so, if it is helpful, you can trade out equanimity for ataraxy,or maybe just calm self-assurance. Last time I preached I

Ambiguity Capacity as a Kingdom of God Experience

I’m reading a book right now called Nonsense by Jamie Holmes, and in it he makes a claim that grabbed my attention. He wrote: “As uncertainties add up in the world around us, they accelerate our desire for certainty.” When I read this, I was reminded of a sermon I preached on Easter day 2014:

The Good News

Good morning Christians, seekers, and friends! I have been thinking this week about that old question, “What do you want to hear first… the GOOD news or the BAD news?” We’ve probably all heard this question in one context or another. Do you have a personal preference? Good news first; then bad news? Or is