Sermons for April 2014

Seeing for Yourself

We don’t know a great deal about Thomas the Twin, who was a disciple of Jesus, but what we do know suggests that he ought to be remembered for more than being a “doubter.” The three synoptic Gospels (that is, Matthew, Mark, and Luke – so called because they all tell the story of the… Read More

While It Is Still Dark

John’s Easter story begins at night. “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb…” In the other Gospels, Easter happens in the morning. Luke says “At early dawn.” Matthew agrees: “As the first day of the week was dawning.” And Mark offers: “When the… Read More

Walking Toward Jerusalem

Listen. Listen to the rustle of the palms. It comes like a rustle, this knowing. It comes like a whisper from deep inside you. Can you hear it? It says: This is my truth. This is who I am. I. am. undeniable. Listen. So here we are at the beginning of Holy Week, and these… Read More

Unbind Him

            The world has discovered an unlikely protest anthem in the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. “Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof/Because I’m happy./Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth./Because I’m happy.” How odd it might seem to juxtapose a song called “Happy” with the lament of… Read More