Blessed Are They

Advent 4C I read a column in The New York Times this week about the phenomonon of on-line churches. The author was not talking about churches that live stream services for members who are not physically able to come to church. Instead, she was making observations...

Repent and Rejoice

Advent 3C When I looked at the scripture readings for this week I was reminded of a game from Sesame Street. Four objects would be shown on the screen while one of the characters sang these words: “One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just...

Surprised by God

Advent 2C We hear today from the beginning of the Gospel of Luke, the gospel that gives us the most beloved stories of Jesus’ birth – the angel’s visit to Mary announcing she will have a son, Mary’s beautiful song of praise in response to that startling news, the...

Beginning at the End

Advent 1C Today is the first day of Advent, the beginning of a new year in the church calendar. We have spent the last six months in what the church calls “ordinary time,” that long period between Pentecost, 50 days after Easter, and the First Sunday of Advent....

Choose Thanks

Thanksgiving 2018 The calendar gives us an unusual gift this year. More often than not, Thanksgiving weekend is also the First Sunday of Advent. Most of us are still eating leftover turkey when the church shifts liturgical gears into the season of preparation for the...

The Uncomfortable View from the Top

Proper 28Ba This fall in adult Sunday School we have looked at what it means to be a Christian in the age in which we live. We’ve talked about what we believe, and how those beliefs compel us to act in the world. We’ve talked about some hot button issues – misogyny,...

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