The Cornerstone Is What Counts

Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of thy love. Send forth thy spirit and they shall be made new and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Amen. One week ago, at 10 p.m. local time, bullets rained down on 22,000 people attending the…

We Are All Blind

We all have moments of blindness…and are invited to see the world with the eyes of God.

Speak the Language of God’s Love

Have you ever noticed the collect, the prayer that the officiant says before the scripture readings at each of our Sunday services? Each week it is different and it is thematically related to the readings that have been appointed for the day. These prayers are all encompassing and audacious. They are meant to “collect” the…

Lessons in Authority & Healing

I started my weekend on Friday afternoon. My family decided to go to the movies. We decided that we were going to see X-Men: Apocalypse  (No fear, I promise you that, since the movie just opened, there will be no spoilers in this sermon.) As we drove to the theater, I noticed that many of…

When Your Brain Lies to You…

  The human brain is miraculous and complex. The way our brains work allows us to be creative, innovative, collaborative, empathetic, humorous, and intelligent. The mind of the artist captures the beauty of the world in new and profound ways. The brain of the storyteller captures the human experience with all of its profundity in…