We keep hanging on to our human concept of family, love, currency… we need to get our minds around God’s more profound vision for the world.
Tag: Episcopal Church
Letter & Spirit: Following the Law
This reading is an invitation to use the letter of the law to help us understand how to be safe, and the spirit of the law to embrace the freedom that God has given us.
God Helps Us Grow
Last week, my family drove to Southern California down Highway 5. It’s a long drive, about seven hours. So I spent a lot of time looking out the window. A lot of that land is agricultural land… and we saw farms that grew almonds, avocados, kiwis, olives, and all sorts of things. Several times, I…
Holy Hope: 5 Lessons I Learned from a Dog
In this season of Advent, we strengthen our faith by focusing on four pillars: faithfulness, joy, peace, and hope.
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…
Compassion in Action: It’s What I Learned in Kindergarten
Jesus gave us a way to negotiate community living. It is both simple and very, very difficult.
Remembering Who We Are
Identity and relationship are at the heart of transforming the world.
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…
Abiding Love & the Journey of Marriage
In the best marriages each person is both lucky AND wonderful.
Prophet or Jerk: How We Can Tell the Difference?
There are no jerks here….only human beings trying desperately to do the will of God and speak the truth.