Sermon, Transfiguration of Christ, Luke 9:28-43, Luke 9:28-36, Luke 9:37-43, Beauty

An Eye for Beauty – A Sermon on Luke 9:28-43

Luke 9:28-43 When have you recently experienced beauty? What are some of your most beautiful experiences? Before you answer let me explain what I am asking. I am not asking when you saw something you thought was beautiful. I am not asking about physical beauty, the outward appearance of people or things. I’m asking about…

Lent, Ash Wednesday, Matthew 6:16 16-21, Mary Oliver, Reflection, Desert

I Don’t Want To Do Lent This Year

As I write this reflection it’s the third week in Epiphany and I’ve been thinking about Lent for a couple of weeks now. I am thinking about Shrove Tuesday; the pancake supper, the palms we will burn, and the ashes we will prepare for the next day’s liturgy. I am thinking about the fragility of…

Luke 4:14-21, Sermon, Politics, Epiphany 3C

The Politics of Jesus – A Sermon on Luke 4:14-21

I want to talk with you today about politics. When I say politics I’m including not only elected officials and the governmental process, I’m also including you and me, the opinions we hold, the decisions we make, and the ways we relate to one another. Let me give you some context and examples of what…