Correcting My Mistake: Advent Credo By The Rev. Allan Boesak

It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss — This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but…

Peace For Our Wolves And Lambs – A Sermon On Isaiah 11:1-10

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near,” John the Baptist announces in today’s gospel (Matthew 3:1-12). But it’s Isaiah in today’s Old Testament reading (Isaiah 11:1-10) who describes the kingdom. It’s Isaiah who gives us a glimpse of…

Advent Credo Of Fr. Daniel Berrigan

It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss — This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish…

Waking Up To The Unexpected Hour – A Sermon On Matthew 24:36-44

A few nights ago my wife Cyndy woke me and said, “Mike, turn over. You’re snoring.”  I said, “I am? Really? I didn’t even know I was asleep.”  That’s the thing about sleeping; we don’t know we’ve been asleep until…

The Reign Of Nonviolence – A Christ The King Sermon On Luke 23:33-43

“The people stood by, watching Jesus on the cross.”  The crucifixion in November? What’s that about? Someone even asked me if I was sure I had the correct gospel for today. It is the correct gospel for today and I…

A Vision For The Future – A Sermon On Isaiah 65:17-25

I suspect we’ve all had times in our lives when something happens and we know that that event is asking something of us. We know something needs to be done in response to what has happened. We want to do…

Are You Getting Warmer Or Colder? – An All Saints Sermon On Luke 6:20-31

Blessings and woes. “Blessed are you.” "Woe to you.” What do you make of all that? I think it’s easy to hear the blessings and woes in today’s gospel (Luke 6:20-31) as rewards and punishments or as a categorization of…

A Prayer for the 2022 Mid-Term Elections

Gracious and loving God, you have bound us together in a common life. We commend ourselves, our communities, states, and country to your merciful care, that, being guided by your providence, we may dwell secure in your peace.  Help us,…

What About The Unjust Widow? – A Sermon On Luke 18:1-8

We know today’s gospel (Luke 18:1-8) as the parable of the unjust judge. One implication of that title is that the widow is just. Maybe she is. But I’m not convinced. That makes the story too clean and easy. So…

Living In Exile – A Sermon On Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

In today’s reading from the Old Testament (Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7) the people of Israel are living in exile. It’s not what they wanted. They didn’t choose to go. They were forcibly sent from Jerusalem to Babylon and their lives will…

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