In the Middle

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The Transfiguration, Peter, and how it feels in the inbetween. The middle, the hinge point in Mark is the end of chapter 8, when Jesus tells the disciples what is about to happen to him and to the movement, and the beginning of chapter 9, when Jesus is transfigured on the mountain. This is the […]

Called to Transformation

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How Jesus calls us to act now to do something audacious, in spite of ourselves, precisely because GOD is audacious a Homily for Epiphany 3B  |  Text: Mark 1:14-20 read along while you listen! Calling I love these call stories: these stories of Jesus calling the disciples to follow him. I think they’re pure gold for […]

What Do We See?

Seeing

Seeing is not just Believing, Seeing is Really Seeing a Homily for Epiphany 2B   |  Text: John 1:43-51   read along while you listen! Come and See Andrew is a follower of John the Baptist. He’s the one involved. He’s the worker. The devoted one. After John baptizes Jesus, he tells Andrew about it, about […]

Repent and Become

Repent and Become

And here, at the font, is where we begin. We get the chance to repent and return. We get the chance to realign and to be given a new opportunity. To shake that Etch-a-Sketch we call a life and try again. We get to go through baptism once, but we can keep getting wet. We get to remind one another over and over of what we promised and who we vowed to be.

After the Mountaintop: listening/following Jesus

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a Sermon for Epiphany LastA Text: Matthew 17:1-9 On another mountain We skip ahead to another mountain; more climbing, more experience with Jesus. Not a place of preaching. No Sermon on the Mount. This time is supernatural. Three followers go; the inner circle. The executive committee. Jesus invites them to follow Him up the mountain. […]