What Haunts You Today? – A Sermon On Mark 6:14-29

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost: Proper 10, Year B - Mark 6:14-29 Photo by sankavi on Unsplash Do you ever feel like your life is haunted, like something unresolved has come to visit? Do you ever feel like something is wandering…

Who Would You Be If You Ever Became Fully Yourself? – A Sermon on Matthew 10:24-39

Who would you be if you ever became fully yourself? What new possibilities might arise? How would your relationships change? What fears would disappear? How do you imagine your life would be different?

The sword Jesus brings is the sword of separation. It is neither a rejection of family and relationships nor is it destructive of life. Rather, Jesus’ sword of separation is generative of life and relationships. It unbinds, frees, and brings about the separateness necessary for growing up and finding life.

A Positive Decrease

John 3:29b-30. "For this reason my joy has been fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease." I wonder what John the Baptist’s disciples are thinking when they hear him talk about becoming less. Their numbers are decreasing, and Jesus’…

Nickels and Noses – What Do We Value and Measure in the Parish?

My guess is that most priests, when speaking of their seminary training, would say that very little, if any, time was spent in teaching or forming them to be a successful chief executive officer or business manager. This is certainly…

The Fire-Bringing Family-Dividing Jesus, Luke 12:49-56

The collect and readings for today, Proper 15C, the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 12:49-56. Jesus said “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already…

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