Sermons for December 2015

Christmas Eve reflection

            Our two-year-old daughter, Alice, loves to play with the wooden nativity scene that sits on the kitchen table during the Advent season. Her moms arrange the pieces nicely and neatly and logically—baby Jesus laying tranquilly on his bed, Mary and Joseph hovering over him with hands folded in prayer, a shepherd kneeling to take… Read More

Crying in the Wilderness

            Today’s passage from Luke opens with glaring stage lights trained on the world’s ruling powers. The emperor, Tiberius, is an earthly god, demanding worship in every respect. The governors of occupied Palestine—Pilate, Herod and Philip—are charged with forcibly enacting the will of the emperor. High priests Annas and Caiaphas twist their religion to serve… Read More