Sermons for December 2012

What Then Should We Do?

How differently I read these words in the wake of Friday’s shooting tragedy. “Rejoice in the Lord. I say again, rejoice.”[1] The cognitive dissonance between Paul’s injunction and the grief and horror I feel is enough to make a person’s head explode. This week is Gaudete (Joy) Sunday, and the context strikes me as significant…. Read More

The days are surely coming

DHAKA, Bangladesh – November 27, 2012—“When the fire alarm went off, bosses told workers to go back to their sewing machines. An exit was locked. The fire extinguishers didn’t work and apparently were there just to impress inspectors and customers. Such was the picture survivors painted of Saturday’s garment-factory inferno that killed at least 112… Read More