Tag Archives: Incarnation

In the tears of the River Jordan

We celebrated yesterday, January 15, as the Baptism of Our Lord and the primary text for the day was Matthew 3:13-17: 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented … Continue reading

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Sheep and shepherd

You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture and I am your God, says the Lord God. –Ezekiel 34:31 Continue reading

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God with us

The prophetic word grows ever deeper as the ages pass. And the promise is seen to be more than God’s peace for one moment of time; the promise becomes God’s ultimate peace. Continue reading

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It’s not simple

I am not the kind of person who can give simple answers. I have heard them. I have heard people say them to one another. I have heard them say them to me. “She’s with God now.” And this is true. This is profoundly true. It is the heart of what we come together to do on this day – to symbolically entrust Kerstin into the arms of God. But it is not simple. Continue reading

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Remembering the day

I was alone on campus when the phone call came. My dad had been trying to reach me, but there was only one phone for the two corridors on my side of the floor in the freshman dorm, and I … Continue reading

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The Big Story

Those of us who are not rooted in the scriptures often find them strange. Even the word “God” is hard for some of us. But our confession as a Christian community is that there is a heartbeat at the center of all things, a spirit, a breath, pushing and pulling the world towards justice and mercy and goodness and life. Continue reading

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Tomorrow God will lead them

Two parents in our parish are probably not sleeping tonight. Beds in the hospital are uncomfortable. Their son has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Tomorrow is his surgery. Continue reading

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We have seen the chariots of fire

There are no answers. There is only the pain of our grief and all the complicated emotions it brings. There is only the great mystery of God, the unfathomable mystery of that hidden power and presence that lies at the heart of all things. Continue reading

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In the light of a promise

Preached today for the memorial service of Devonne Crick. We live in the light of a promise. And the promise is not just that we get to see loved ones again. The promise is that we get to see all … Continue reading

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Gaudete

“The Word became flesh and lived among us.” It doesn’t say the Word became a darling human baby. It says the Word entered this strange world as a helpless infant, becoming a noble adult, then a broken, tortured man stumbling towards his death. Continue reading

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