Pentecost

Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Acts 2:1-21 John 14:8-17, (25-27) God is tired of waiting   Today is an odd day. It is a very important day in the life of the Church but one we don’t think about much. It comes fifty days after Easter. This year it’s in between Memorial Day and the... Continue Reading →

Easter 7

There is a word that gets thrown around a lot in John’s gospel. And even though it’s not used today, it’s what Jesus is talking about.   Abide.   Most of us have some sense of the word.   It’s something like rest, visit, or stay.   It sounds like something we at the lakes... Continue Reading →

Easter 6

I love to talk about how Jesus loves us all.   I love to talk about the unfurling of God’s dream for the world.   I love to talk about justice rolling down like a river.   I am comfortable talking about these things because they can be rationally explained and argued.   I like... Continue Reading →

Easter 5

I had a really good vacation. I was able to go spend a few days in San Jose with Sara’s family.  Sara’s brother John recently opened a BBQ restaurant called QBB. Never has Acts 11 been so important. As I put away rib after rib, I felt a certain sense of solidarity with Peter.  ... Continue Reading →

Easter 2

I want to go ahead and get this out of the way. Raise your hand if you have ever doubted; If you’ve ever felt a feeling of uncertainty or a lack of conviction. My hand is up. I think everybody’s hand is up. Here amidst the great could of witnesses I think I see Mother... Continue Reading →

Easter Morning

Here we are on Easter morning. Like those women at the tomb, this morning makes my voice catch and leaves my tongue slack in my mouth. For centuries preachers across our faith have been left with the task of preaching resurrection This is a morning that is at the periphery of explanation. We cannot quite... Continue Reading →

Maundy Thursday

We naturally resist help. Our culture has taught us to value independence. If everyone would just take care of themselves, then everyone would be alright.   So, on we march, hiding our limps and wounds, hoping no one will notice us falling behind or apart.   Maybe you’ve asked yourself, “am I the only one... Continue Reading →

Palm Sunday

What’s left? What is left of Jesus after all of this? We started this Lenten journey on the Mt. of Transfiguration. Jesus called his three best to the place where great people from history met God. There three apostles saw Jesus filled with divine light. Where he stopped and the rest of God began was blurred... Continue Reading →

Lent 5

Just as Mary pours her precious potion extravagantly on the feet of Jesus, so God pours the precious life of his son for us

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