Sermons tagged with ‘transformation’

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“The Glory of God is a Human Being Fully Alive” – Irenaeus


Proper 12 (17), Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year C 24 July 2022 Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138 Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19) Luke 11:1-13   There is an assumption that being a follower of Jesus makes our life easier, simpler, happier. I am not sure that traditional Christianity has nothing to do with that assumption. After all “getting […]

On Being Loved and on Loving


Fourth Sunday of Easter 22 April 2018 Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 Last fall, when Jackie and I traveled to Germany, we also visited my father’s widow. Katharina is a lovely woman who lives right across from the small cemetery where my father is buried. I am not sure if this […]

Call, Community, and Transformation


Third Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 3 21 January 2018 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20   Years ago I attended a funeral for the grandmother of our son’s girlfriend at the time. The grandma and her husband had been on a journey through a variety of conservative Christian denominations and […]

Baptism, Vocation, Transformation


Sunday Aug 27 – Proper 16 (21) Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20   “Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.” When I was in grade seven or eight, a few of my fellow students and I argued with our history teacher about the […]

First Sunday of Christmas – Year A, 1 January 2017


Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 (13) Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23   While the appointed Gospel is Matthew 2:13-23, we will read Matthew 2:1-23   Initially our Gospel text for this morning reminds us of Christmas pageants. I think of our own children dressed up us shepherds and wise men in bathrobes, with paper crowns – to […]