God in Drag

One of the most perplexing and delightful things for me about the Bible is the ever-shifting images of God. Scripture never allows us to rest upon one single descriptor, title, or name. All language for God is metaphor, because no word captures God’s entire identity. The very being of God is paradox. Is God one?…

Ashes

It’s noon and I wonder, have I eaten anything today? My mouth tastes like ash, dusty and acrid. I’m told this persistent bitterness may be one symptom of the beginnings of menopause, and I have others as well, signaling a shift from the first half of life to the second. I’ve never expected to make…

Living Tesseracts – a Sermon on John 18:33-37

  John 18:33-37 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed…

The GOAT – a Sermon on Mark 9:30-37

Sorry, folks – I forgot to hit the record button on this one, so no audio this week. Enjoy! Usually I’m fairly up on the popular lingo, so I’m hesitant to admit to you that it was only a couple of months ago that I noticed that the internet seemed to be referring to a…

“God in the Mirror” – a Sermon on Ephesians 4:25-5:2

  Children learn almost everything by imitation. Babies mirror their parents’ facial expressions and eventually repeat the sounds that adults make, getting better and better at it until the sounds become words. Young children copy their parents’ speech patterns, even when their parents wish they wouldn’t. As they grow, they imitate the adults around them…

“Now That’s Power” – a sermon on John 6:1-21

  “I, Edward the Eighth, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Emperor of India, do hereby declare my irrevocable determination to renounce the throne, for myself and for my descendants, and my desire that effect should be given to this instrument of abdication immediately.” When King Edward wrote these…