Jesus is not usually a huge fan of crowds–or so Scripture makes it seem. He hangs out with the scholars in the temple rather than journey home, he often retreats from the crowds to pray or plans travel to evade a gathering crowds–until today. Today Jesus heads straight for crowded Jerusalem. The readings can be […]
With the kids we talked about Palms and how people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem and some of the ways we can welcome Jesus. Then in the sermon, as a part 2, I preached on God’s preferential option and God chooses us, in all the complexity and potential sorrow of humanity. Most of my parish has […]
Morsels & Stories: I talked about what I say during the welcome announcements and why. Sermon: Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows twice. What can we learn from Peter’s history of getting it wrong? The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link) I worked most closely with Mark 14.1-15.47. Listen:
Morsels & Stories: I talked about the anti-semitism that some of the Good Friday rubrics are responding to. I used some of the suggestions in Amy Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew. Sermon: There were two parades entering Jerusalem that day. And a whole other group of people plotting and scheming. How do we understand where […]
Link: Darkest Hour, Palm Sunday 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Palm/Passion Sunday is wonderful and really hard to preach. And I don’t know how not to say something. I started thinking about how attractive Jesus must have seemed, riding into Jerusalem. It could all be real…and then we’re outside the tomb, […]
Things started so well… Listen: If you are interested in the colleague I mention, her twitter feed is @AmberBelldene. Information about her books, her blog, and more information about being a priest who writes romance can be found at amberbelldene.com. The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Matthew 26:14-27:66.
The Lessons for Palm Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with Matthew 21:1-11. Palm Sunday starts with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Which is actually really important to everything that comes next, right? (This sermon is interactive. I do my best to make sure that the sense of the conversation is picked up […]