Be Open

In this passage, Jesus sticks his fingers into a man’s ears (this is definitely pre-COVID!), then spits and touches the man’s tongue…and then calls a woman a dog! Now, for those keeping track, this is my 5th Sunday sermon here and so far I’ve been given texts that...

Sunday Sermon

“It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh is useless.”  Are spirit and flesh, or perhaps spirit and matter, separate? Divided? Opposed to one another? Spiritual or religious values and attitudes are often considered to be antithetical to those we consider...

Spiritual Fireworks

Today is Independence Day (as if I needed to tell you): The 4th of July, the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776, declaring that the thirteen colonies would no longer be subject to the monarch of Britain; that they...

Sunday Sermon

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithfulAnd kindle in us the fire of your love. Amen. Good morning. This is our first Sunday back inside — as if I needed to tell you — and, as on Pentecost (the feast of the Holy Spirit) just two weeks ago, when we first...

Sunday Sermon

“I am the True Vine… abide in me as I abide in you… those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit.” The Dude Abides In the movie The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges plays the title character of Jeff Lebowski or The Dude, as he is called. Due to a case of mistaken...