Sermon, John 3:14-21, Numbers 21:4-9, Contradictions, Lent 4B

Lifting Up Our Contradictions – A Sermon On John 3:14-21

Some of the funniest and most terrifying aspects of my life are my self-contradictions – the contradictions with which I live, the contradictions that live within me. My wife would probably say they are more aggravating and frustrating than funny.

Most days my life is a living contradiction between what I say and what I do, what I think and what I say, the values I claim to hold in my life and the way I live my life.

My guess is that you have contradictions in your life too. I don’t think they’re unique to me.

What if every contradiction is a messenger telling us about a deeper truth? Continue reading Lifting Up Our Contradictions – A Sermon On John 3:14-21

Lent, Lent 4B, Healing, Crucifixion, Snake, Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21,

The Snaky Places of Life – A Sermon On Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21

The serpent that bites and kills and is also the serpent that heals and give life. That doesn’t make sense but what if that’s really how it is?  What if the snaky places are not so much places to escape but places from which soul-medicine arises? Can opposites really coincide in that way? Continue reading The Snaky Places of Life – A Sermon On Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21

Watch for Snakes – A Sermon for Lent 4B; Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21

The collect and readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent may be found here. The following sermon is based on Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21. When I drive to Corpus Christi I usually stop at a little rest area alongside interstate 37 about 85 miles north of Corpus. As you exit the interstate and follow the ramp up to the rest area one of the … Continue reading Watch for Snakes – A Sermon for Lent 4B; Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21