I don’t know and never will know what it’s like to have the knee of a police officer against my neck, but I still can’t breathe.
I want to be able to breathe again. I want you to be able to breathe. I want the George Floyds of the world to be able to breathe. I want us to breathe faith, hope, and love. I want us to breathe repentance, forgiveness, and healing. I want us to breathe compassion, justice, and peace. Don’t you? Don’t you want those things for yourself, for your kids and grandchildren, for the people of our country, for the world? Continue reading “I Can’t Breathe” – A Trinity Sunday Sermon On Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus said, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Maybe there is something unbearable about God.
When have you experienced the unbearable in your life? What happened? How did it come about? In what ways are you experiencing the unbearable today?
Continue reading Being Free Of God – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on John 16:12-15
Trinity Sunday, Year A: Matthew 28:16-20 “They worshipped him; but some doubted” (Matthew 28:17). That’s not a bad place to begin a sermon on Trinity Sunday. That little phrase from today’s gospel (Matthew 28:16-20) seems to me an authentic and accurate description of what often happens when we approach this God whom the Church tells us is one God in Three Persons. Worship and doubt … Continue reading We Worship and We Doubt – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on Matthew 28:16-20
What I am about to tell you may sound a bit strange. It might even sound as if I am being unfaithful and inappropriate, especially today, the Feast of the Holy Trinity. I think it’s important, however, even necessary. Ready? Stop thinking about God. You probably didn’t come here today expecting to be told to stop thinking about God so let me explain what I … Continue reading Stop Thinking About God – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity
I do not intend to try and explain the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons. Some might hear that as a strange or even unfaithful beginning for a sermon on this day, the Feast of the Holy Trinity. Others, perhaps, will be relieved that they are to be spared nonsensical math and silly analogies that are often less than helpful and usually wrong anyway. … Continue reading God the Unbearable, A Sermon on the Holy Trinity
The collect and readings for the First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17. When my younger son, Randy, was about four years old he would wake up about four thirty in the morning and call out, “Dad, Daaad! Can I sleep with you?” I would call back, “Yeah, come on; but … Continue reading A Sermon for Trinity Sunday – Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
The collect and readings for the Feast of the Holy Trinity may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 28:16-20. The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. … Continue reading The Choreography of Love – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Matthew 28:16-20
The collect and readings for today, the Feast of the Holy Trinity, may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 16:12-15. Jesus said to his disciples, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but … Continue reading Life, Love, and Dancing – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, John 16:12-15