The stakes on LGBTQ+ marriage are much bigger than church politics. Will Christians be consumed with our own inner fights and technicalities, or will we be bold for God’s love? Does the church serve itself, or serve the world in Christ’s name?
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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?”
Why would you go to church?
Holy Communion UCity · The Rev. Mike Angell: Why would you go to church? Happy Pentecost. Some call today the birthday of the church. If we were clear yet about food rules we might have a big “happy birthday Church” cake. We’ve had them in the past. Cakes are controversial. I don’t want to getContinue reading “Why would you go to church?”
Endings and New Beginning
In my combined sermon and annual report to the parish, I offer reflections on a difficult year, and a set of goals for 2021 filled with hope.