Sermons for January 2012

Where the Wild Things Are

Oh dear… I thought to myself as a I pondered that encounter in the synagogue between Jesus and the man with the unclean spirit. The idea that evil spirits cause illness – whether of body or brain– has gone into the scrap heap of things we used to believe, like the notion that the world… Read More

Akin to the Kin-dom

It would be remiss for me to even begin this sermon without first saying Thank You. Thank you for listening to me, thank you for encouraging me, for walking with me on this path of discernment. Today I feel a good deal of warmth and support emanating forth from these pews, and I know that… Read More

Everyday Ministry

It was just dinner. Simple food. Chili and cornbread. Everyday bowls and dishes around the everyday kitchen table. A couple of cousins, parents and grandparents. Equal parts giggling and whining. The soup bowls emptied and filled again, Then one of the adults asked one of the children, “what was the best part of your day?”… Read More

The Beginning of the Beginning

This week, I went on a retreat with our Lilly group. Our facilitator, a poet herself, led us in some writing exercises. Where were you born? She inquired. Write down everything you can remember. What was the geography like? Describe the house that received you as an infant. What about your parents – what was… Read More