I love preaching today. It’s also possibly the hardest sermon to preach. Today the vulnerability of Jesus, of God, of the creator of the universe, is on display. The lessons for Good Friday are here. At our ecumenical service, the reading was Luke 22.54-23-56. I was blessed with local ecumenical colleagues to collaborate with on […]
As I say in the sermon, a mentor used to say that in every group someone is coming from a wedding and someone from a funeral. This meal Jesus has in Bethany with Lazarus, Mary, and Martha is exactly like that, so very human. I worked most closely with John 12.1-6.
This was a weird Sunday. For what I’m fairly certain is the second time in my life, the weather meant that driving to church was a bad idea–something that became clearer as the day went on. I’m blessed with lay people who are good about stepping up and helping out, but the sermon is a […]
Jesus, hungry, in the desert. Hearing this weeks episode from The First Reading Podcast really changed how I heard the exchanges between Jesus and the devil. Here’s what I said: I worked most closely with Luke 4.1-13.
I normally really enjoy where these readings fall. A last glorious moment before the hard questions of Lent. But as we watch various regions drop their health measures and as we watch the horrors of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine unfold, glory seems far away. Here’s what I said: I worked most closely with Luke 9.28-43a.
I love this passage. (I have a love for bits of Scripture that others don’t like.) I find great comfort in Jesus’s recognition that the miracles of God have rarely been widespread enough for everyone. It is my personal and priestly experience that miracles are not often enough and while I’d rather God did more […]