For some folks, Easter began last night with Vigil. Others filed into beautifully adorned churches this morning. All the alleluias were sung. Eggs hunted. Photos taken. And by early afternoon, folks maybe settled in for a nap in the comfort of the empty tomb and Mary Magdalene's proclamation, "I have seen the Lord!" And on … Continue reading “While in their joy they were disbelieving” . . . A Sermon for Easter Evening
I had the most unusual Season of Lent in that I got the chance to read three great books and to study sex, ethics, and faith. We titled our Lenten Program "With Love" and spent five weeks discussion the Bible and Ethics as it relates to our relationships and sex. "With Love" Paper for Discussion … Continue reading A Lenten Season of Sex & Ethics
The Wednesday in Holy Week is at times referred to as "Spy Wednesday." On this day we hear the reading from the Gospel of John that describes the setting in motion of Judas' betrayal. In the Gospel of John, there are no thirty pieces of silver and Judas seems to be part of a cosmic … Continue reading A Sermon for Spy Wednesday
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Holy Week is not about the disciples' unfaithfulness but rather reminds us of God's faithfulness to us. Here is my sermon offered at Trinity Commons April 14, 2019.