Jan 13, 2020
The Holy Spirit comes down then, on everybody. Peter’s friends are so astonished - what does all this mean? They come to understand. God’s Spirit falls upon whoever God’s Spirit wishes to fall upon. God loves even “these” people. Even “these” people. Just like that.
You and I don’t get to decide who God...
Dec 20, 2019
The Christ-child breaks in. Hope breaks in.
For even those who have their wages stolen, their dignity taken away, their lights and heat turned off, the evicted, the homeless, the poor, the rejected, the tormented - hope comes. Hope will come.
It is our presence as Christians in the lives of others that is the...
Dec 11, 2019
See with different eyes God, the world, and the people around us. The higher work, the profound work, is for us as Christians to see the hidden and invisible workers who gather around us every day, without us knowing names or faces. Just as God does.
Advent II: Matthew 3:1-12
Preached at Christ Church South, Tyler.
Dec 4, 2019
God in Christ Jesus comes to us in the physical world of our everyday lives;
God comes to us in the person of others in the human fabric of life.
When the time comes, we will need to be ready;
for the God we believe in is not a god who dwells in our heads, or of our minds, or who inhabits words alone...
Nov 13, 2019
Jesus has been undermining religious codes, undermining religious practices - and upsetting the injustice of the status quo. When those men he's made uncomfortable ask him a "gotcha" question about the Law, how does he answer?
He reminds us that God is of the living and for the living.
Preached at St....