Presidential Election, Clinton, Trump, Prayer for America, Prayer

A Post-Election Prayer for America

O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect. Grant that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad…

Luke 12:13-21, Greed, Rich Toward, Proper 13C, Wall Street, Gordon Gekko

Greed, the Thief of Life – A Sermon on Luke 12:13-21

Sermon on Luke 12:13-21 Have you ever bought new stuff to organize and hold your old stuff in order to make room for more stuff? Do you sometimes find and bring home “good boxes” knowing that someday you’ll probably have some stuff to put in those boxes? Container stores and storage businesses thrive on that…

Peacemakers, Prayer, Prayers for France, Prayers for Turkey, Terrorism

Prayers for France and Turkey (Again)

How long, O Lord, how long? Every week we come to you adding to the list of names; victims, perpetrators, and places of violence and pain in the world. Today we hold before you the people of France and Turkey. Every night we flood our bed with tears and drench our couch with weeping. Our…

Luke 10:1-11 16-20, Peace, Peace of God, Sermon, Proper 9C, Violence, Terrorism

Where is the Peace of God Today? – A Sermon on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Do you want peace for yourself, your friends and family, the world? How do we begin to find that kind of peace in the midst of tragedy after tragedy? Orlando, Istanbul, Baton Rouge, Dallas. The peace we seek is not conditioned on a change in the other’s behavior but a change in our own hearts. We choose whether to live with a heart at peace or a heart at war.