“Go therefore therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Within this lesson is an invitation and an assurance, but to hear them we need to unpack. Before we can hear the invitation and the assurance we need to unpack our anxieties … Continue reading Sermon for the beginning of Missionary Training: The Trinity teaches us that God is all about relationship
The verbs in today’s Gospel invite us to join God in adventurous action. The Logos is not some static mystery simply to be contemplated. God is not a beautiful noun that doesn't do anything. John's prologue invites us to see God as the "Verbum", the verb.
The other night I went to a concert at the 9:30 club. The band was called Volcano Choir. You’ve probably never heard of them. The lead singer, Justin Vernon, once had a slightly more famous group called “Bon Iver.” They sang plaintive acoustic ballads about “skinny love.” Justin Vernon, the lead singer, took the stage … Continue reading God at the 9:30 club: Evangelism and the Lost Sheep