I fell in love with the healing of Simon’s mother-in-law when I looked into the Greek text of this story. I don’t like to preach about the original language of the text, but there are times when the passage isn’t understandable without it. (In my head, she is part of the story of the first […]
I love the story of the Magi. Not only are they objectively awesome, these star chasing Persians who came to worship Jesus, but so many of our assumptions about them aren’t part of Scripture. You can read what Scripture says about them here (Matthew 2.1-12). Here’s what I said:
Morsels & Stories: I propose a lenten discipline of reading theology, along with some book suggestions that don’t require a theology degree to read, understand, or learn from. Sermon: Jesus goes up a mountain to pray. What a story Peter, James, and John didn’t tell. The lessons for today can be found here [link]. I […]
Morsels & Stories: I read the Ark of the Covenant’s story from The Spy at Jacob’s Ladder. Sermon: Making pies and changing the world. The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 6:27-38.
Morsels & Stories: I talked about fiction and the theology I’ve found and loved there. Sermon: I preach on making fishers, of fish and people. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 5:1-11.
Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens. Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11 Listen:
Morsels & Stories: I read from Does God Have a Big Toe? Sermon: I cite a favourite theologian of mine: Terry Pratchett. What can Discworld teach us about the Holy Spirit? The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 3:15-17 21-22 Listen:
Morsels & Stories: We talked about the magi and Epiphany chalk blessings. Sermon: The magi show up in the wrong place, asking the wrong person the right question. How do we understand and find those still asking the right questions? The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely […]
Morsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop. Sermon: In our baptism God speaks love into our chaos, which is what God does. The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Genesis 1:1-5. Listen:
Stories & Morsels: I talked about one of the symbols of baptism, it’s history and presence in St Peter’s Baptismal Font. Sermon: Leviticus, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Baptismal Covenant. You can find the lessons by clicking here. I worked most closely with Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18. Listen: