[The following sermon was given on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Saint Paul's Church - Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can listen to the audio of this sermon by checking out this Episode of the Word Made FRESH Podcast]. The Bible is complicated. It just is. It has stories of heroic kings and queens, murderous tyrants, feuding … Continue reading Sermon: Woman Wisdom
Jesus tells him to tell no one what has happened and yet this man is incapable of keeping his experience of Christ to himself.
The truth is that so often our preaching is reactive because it isn’t constant and abiding. We engage in virtue signaling because our world demands it.
The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity is not a rigid system of incomprehensible prose. It is a poetic road map that describes God as the perfection of relationships and all of Creation, you and I, as the loving creations of the creatively-generative relationship.
There is no part of us that is immune or exempt from this loving relationship. To follow Christ to place our entire selves in his loving service.
How do you distinguish between what is authentically the voice of God and what is the voice of a hired-hand in shepherd’s clothing?
I am simply drawn to tables because, at least for me, they represent something of a community and connection. Some of my best memories occurred around tables. So did some of my worst.
Thomas is the patron saint of those of us who have tried this faith thing again and again and still find ourselves with more questions than answers.
We are called to go out, but we are called to go out bearing gifts and with an openness to receive the gifts of others.
You can count on God for a lot, but you for sure can’t count God out.