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?
[Sermon Preached on Sunday, March 25, 20178 (Sunday of the Passion) at Saint Paul's Church on Lake of Isles - Minneapolis, Minnesota] [You can listen to this sermon as well as some additional thoughts by checking our the latest episode of the Word Made FRESH Podcast]. Holy Week begins with protest. I am not simply … Continue reading Sermon: Holy Week Begins in Protest
The seeds we plant today might wind up being the trees under which our children will play on day, but if we plant nothing, we can rest assured that nothing will grow.
[Sermon preached on Sunday, January 21, 2018 (Epiphany 3, Year B) at Saint Paul's Church on Lake of the Isles - Minneapolis, Minnesota] For the present form of this world is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:31b (NRSV) When was the last time you were confronted by the truth of the Gospel in a way that … Continue reading Sermon: The Transformative Power of the Moral Imagination
In Christ we are brought back home. Peace and reconciliation are possible across even the widest of chasms.
These are they who lean over the grandstands of Glory to cheer us on as we run. “Walk together children, don’t you get weary; there’s a great camp meeting in the Promised Land.”
“Give to Caesar what has Caesar’s image,” he says, “and give to God what bears God’s image.”
[Preached on Sunday, September 17, 2017 (Proper 19, Year A) at Saint Paul's Church on Lake of the Isles - Minneapolis, MN]. Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, … Continue reading Sermon: The Practice of Forgiveness