Sermons for January 2016


Called

            Thirty years ago this week I was in fifth grade. We were watching live TV in our homeroom class. “And… lift off!” the announcer sang out. “Lift off of the twenty-fifth space shuttle mission.” The cameras clicked and the crowds cheered. We watched as the Challenger hurtled into the dark blue sky. And then,… Read More

Embodied

              Our neighbor—I’ll call her Rachel—brought her daughter over to play with Eliza one afternoon. The girls (who are first-grade classmates) scurried off to play. Rachel followed my spouse Jen and me into the kitchen. The conversation started light-heartedly but quickly went deeper—into her struggles with her five children, her aging father, and her… Read More

Word and Flesh

           Audio File When I was in college I fell in love with Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. For those of you a bit older than I am, you may very well be nodding your heads in agreement, as you probably grew up with this scientific mini-series as a part of your childhood. And those of you… Read More

Word and Flesh

When I was in college I fell in love with Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. For those of you a bit older than I am, you may very well be nodding your heads in agreement, as you probably grew up with this scientific mini-series as a part of your childhood. And those of you a bit younger… Read More