The Pointing of the Finger (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The text I preached on was Isaiah 58:9b-14. One verse. One single verse arrested my attention as I prepared for this sermon. The very first verse from our first reading in Isaiah. One verse, yet it overwhelmed me with its power and truth. … Continue reading The Pointing of the Finger (Sermon)

The Opposite of a Black Hole (Easter Vigil Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached at the Great Vigil of Easter this morning. The gospel text was John 20:1-18. Rabbouni. That was the word Mary said to Jesus once she knew it was really him. Once Mary believed that Jesus had risen from the dead, she spoke one word, Rabbouni. … Continue reading The Opposite of a Black Hole (Easter Vigil Sermon)

The Kingdom Will Be Taken Away from You

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 21:33-46. Sometimes a good way to interpret scripture is through other scripture. So before I get to today’s gospel, I’d like you to recall another story, from the Gospel of Luke. The angel Gabriel was sent by God … Continue reading The Kingdom Will Be Taken Away from You