The Trinity: Rise Up, A Sermon on God’s Power

The Trinity stands ready to confound those who think they already know what God looks like and how divine power works. When the world all seems too much, remember, our faith teaches us the heart all creation is a community of perfect equity.

Playing Catch Up with the Spirit

God’s Spirit falls on all the people the disciples would have despised. This movement of God is much bigger, and wider, and more beautifully diverse than Jesus’ followers could have imagined. God’s love knows no human boundaries. The early church was always playing catch up. That is the story of Acts, and that frankly is the story of the church today. God’s Spirit continues to invite us out beyond where we are comfortable, to join in the beautiful work of God’s expansive love. We are to receive the Spirit, and the people the Spirit sends us, as a gift.

Measure in Love: Annual State of the Church Report

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the people of his hometown: “You are having an adventure in missing the point.” The rector confesses he’s paid too much attention to Average Sunday Attendance. Maybe you have a number, a statistic, a marker by which you measure your work, your worth. Ask yourself, “would Jesus care about that number?”