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…

It Still Matters – A Reflection On The Feast Of The Holy Innocents, Matthew 2:13-18

Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents - Matthew 2:13-18 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were…

A Call For Change – A Sermon On John 18:1-19:42

Here’s my question. What is the cross of Jesus asking for in your life today? And what is it showing you?  Most of us come to Good Friday believing that the cross gave us something. Most of us come to this day saying that “Jesus died for our sins.” I’m not so sure anymore. I struggle with the torture and execution of Jesus. I suspect most of us do. I can’t make sense of it and I’m not sure Jesus could either. I want to rethink the meaning of Good Friday and the usual ways we interpret it.

I Think It Still Matters – A Reflection On Matthew 2:13-18

Feast of the Holy Innocents - Matthew 2:13-18 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old…

The Sedition of Christ – A Sermon on Matthew 5:38-48

Christ’s gospel is seditious. Do not resist an evildoer. Turn the other cheek. Give your cloak. Go the second mile. Give to those who beg. Don’t refuse a borrower. Love your enemy. Pray for those who persecute you. Those kind of things are not taught, valued, encouraged, or rewarded by most of the world. If enacted they would shatter the status quo and bring business as usual to a halt. And that’s the point.

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