God Wills to be Found: The Second Sunday after Christmas 1/2/22

In the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. As I look out at you, I say to myself: “This is a group of people who really want to come to church!” No health emergency or weather hazard can keep you away...

The Best Song Ever: Christmas Day 12/25/21

I speak to you on this Christmas Day in the name of the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. So begins the hymn of the divine Word, what in Greek...

Strangeness’ Undoing: Christmas Eve 12/24/21

I speak to you on this Christmas Eve in the name of the true Light, the Word made Flesh, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Friends, here we are again, on another Christmas Eve, to occupy ourselves with what poet T.S. Eliot calls “the point of intersection of the...

Peace on Earth: the Fourth Sunday of Advent 12/19/21

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord our Strength and Our Redeemer. Amen. Today we light the fourth candle on the Advent Wreath. This candle is sometimes referred to as the “Angel’s Candle.” It symbolizes...

Judgment Ends in Peace: the Second Sunday of Advent 12/5/21

In the name of one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent, and the traditional theme for this day is Peace, but not just a peace that is the absence of violence. The peace that we talk about today is big, confounding, a...