Where is there light in your life and the world today? And where is there darkness in your life and the world today? I wouldn't be surprised if for many or even most of us our first answer is based on how we feel and what we think about the results of our presidential election. But that is not what I am asking about and I hope that’s not the basis for any of our answers. I am asking about something more important than that. I am asking us to look deeper than that.
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Between What Is And What Could Be – A Sermon On Isaiah 5:1-7
Isaiah describes how God dug a vineyard, cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines. Then God built a watchtower in the midst of the vineyard and hewed out a wine vat in it. And now God want to know, “What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it?” God “expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.” (Isaiah 5:1-7) How can that be? That God wouldn’t or couldn’t get what God expects or wants doesn’t fit with many of the images and concepts we have of who God is and how God is.
A Prayer And A Pledge For The 2020 Presidential Election
The following liturgy and pledge were prepared after a conversation the vestry (the parish's governing body) had about how we want to be toward one another in the time leading up to the 2020 presidential election and afterwards. The liturgy…
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Advent in America: Politics and Baptism – A Sermon on Matthew 24:36-44 for Advent 1A
The First Sunday of Advent - Matthew 24:36-44 Many are saying that the world has changed and that it changed on November the 8th with the election of Mr. Trump as our next president. Some are excited and hopeful about…
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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.…
Let’s Not Add to the Pain of the World – An All Saints Sermon on Luke 6:20-31
All Saints’ Sunday - Luke 6:20-31 I’m a bit anxious about today’s sermon. I know what I want to talk about and I have a few ideas about what I will say, but I am not sure how it will…
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