Today’s odd story has a deep truth to teach us: “No situation is un-transfigurable.” God brings hope, and beauty, and love to the most painful times. God invites us to be a people of transfiguration, to bring healing, and hope, and love to the most unlikely people, the most unlikely situations.
Category Archives: Loss
All Saints: a Prayer for Comprehension
Jesus challenged his followers to grow, to see opponents as opportunities to grow, to wrap our minds around ever-widening ideas. Jesus invites us to comprehend.
David, Goliath, and Emanuel Church
Usually I start out my sermon trying to make you laugh. I’m not going to do that today. Usually, I think it’s good to laugh during a sermon. There’s a lot of grace in laughter, and, God knows, we could all use a little more grace these days. But I can’t start with laughter today,Continue reading “David, Goliath, and Emanuel Church”
Getting real with Mary
Are you ready? Do you have everything together? You must. You have time for church today. Most folks are saving their church time for tomorrow. So maybe this crowd is the calm, the cool, the collected. Maybe not. The fourth week of Advent is really short this year. The last candle won’t burn very long,Continue reading “Getting real with Mary”