Sermons from March 2016

Sermons from March 2016

Easter Sunday – Deep Dawning

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! They say that while circling the earth in outer space you can see an arched line that can only be described as earth’s deep dawn; light slowly emerging from sheer darkness. No one has seen it with their eyes, unless it’s been from outer space, looking back. It’s hard to imagine an actual line… yet it is very real… I am sure there is such a thing as deep, deep dawn for each…

A Piece of Jesus’ Mind

[In our gospel lesson today, we hear of a woman anointing Jesus’ feet. This isn’t the only time it happens in the gospels. Luke is the only one who doesn’t put this well-remembered story immediately before Jesus’ passion. This story comes in the first third of Luke’s gospel, and with good reason. He doesn’t put it so close to Jesus’ death that we make the connection between the anointing and the preparation for burial. Rather, Luke places the event in…
Rembrandt's Christ and th Canaanite Woman

The Gospel for Yelping Puppies

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon.  Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, she keeps shouting after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of…