What did he say?

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, TX. The lectionary readings for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. Two weeks ago we talked about the meaning of Sabbath and what it is to cease our work, our way, and intentionally focus on God’s presence as we rest in the truthContinue reading “What did he say?”

Burials and Baptisms

A Sunday reflection for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.The lectionary readings are here. In July, we’ve had two funerals and today we end this month with the baptism of a precious two-year old. Not an extraordinary set of events at a church, and yet these occasions are the times we pause and look at life,Continue reading “Burials and Baptisms”

Jesus, Don’t You Care?

A Sunday reflection.The lectionary readings for the sixth Sunday after Pentecost are here. My grandmother taught me about hospitality. It didn’t matter what time you showed up at her house or how many people there were, she laid out a feast. Now, granted this was back before there were entire tv networks devoted to tryingContinue reading “Jesus, Don’t You Care?”

Neighbors

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Tx.The lectionary readings for the fifth Sunday after Pentecost are here. So, for those of you who were here two weeks ago, what do you remember about the Samaritans? For those where weren’t here, here’s the Reader’s Digest version: Samaritans are a religious peopleContinue reading “Neighbors”

A Spirit of Adoption

A Sunday reflection on the Day of Pentecost. The lectionary readings for today are here. All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!”Continue reading “A Spirit of Adoption”

A Do-Over

A Sunday reflection for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.The Lectionary readings are here. We begin this week where we left off last week: with Jesus, having just read from the prophet Isaiah, boldly proclaiming that the prophet’s words have been fulfilled. He is claiming that he’s the one whom God has sent to “preachContinue reading “A Do-Over”