Many thanks to Mihee Kim-Kort who discussed the scripture with me for This Everyday Holy Blog which is at the base of this sermon John 6 Eating as an act is interesting, it is something every human has to do to stay alive. Ever have a really good meal. The kind where you sit around … Continue reading
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. It is truly right to give our thanks and praise to our Lord God, who breathed life into … Continue reading
http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Matthew+3:1-12&vnum=yes&version=nrsv Ps. 2:7-8 7I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have begotten you. 8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” Brownson says that Baptism is not Salvation, but the promise of … Continue reading
Ash Wednesday March 5, 2014 Psalm 23: King James Version Call to Worship 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Repentance: Confession and Creation of the Ashes (writing and burning of our sins) 3 He restoreth … Continue reading
Solomon built a temple, because he knew he couldn’t contain God. Ironic as it is…. The Temple is empty, except for the 10 commandments, so that all the priest, and elders and leaders and everyone important can come into the temple for its dedication. And the moment they call on God (we would call this … Continue reading
Right after Jesus Christ Feeds a Billion people (slight exaggeration) with some crumbs of bread and fish oil (again hyperbolically speaking)….* He then speaks of himself as the bread of life. One where he references the story of Moses, God and Manna… An often overlooked piece of this story is when they gather the bread … Continue reading
And so, God gave us complaining. As we look at the Hebrews in the desert, we notice they do a lot of complaining. Here they are, stuck in the desert, and they are hungry. So they complain, they grumble, they mummer, they complain. They realize that they are truly on their own now, they are … Continue reading
Good Examples of Embodied Spirituality tend to be as follows yoga monks working liturgical dance and Mr. Rogers (because he’s the Presbyterian Superhero of faith 🙂 Here is the Spiritual but not religious issue in sum: Christianity–more and more abstracted and spiritualized religion, emphasizing the moral lessons of the Bible, essentializing Jesus as love and … Continue reading
“I believe that the divisions between these aspects of Christ’s person and life are artificial. All three Christological aspects (incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection) are a part of the answer to human brokenness. As incarnate, Christ demonstrated that human bodies and experiences are not inimical to intimate relationship with God. As crucified, Christ showed that God understands … Continue reading
One day Jesus told a parable (Luke 13:1-9)…there was a fig tree and the master came out to inspect it. “This tree has been here 3 years and never produced fruit, cut it down” “Tell you what, I’ll dig out a new home for the tree and give it fresh fertilizer (and water), why don’t … Continue reading
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