Baptismal life

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 In today’s Gospel text, Luke describes a community filled with expectation about the coming of the Messiah, and questioning if John the Baptist might be this One for whom they wait.  John responds to their expectation with an explanation and a promise about baptism.  “I baptize you with water.  But one who … More Baptismal life

“Witnessing to the Light by Following A Star!”

Epiphany of Our Lord                                                         3 January 2016 (Isaiah 60:1-6   Psalm 72 Ephesians 3:1-12   Matthew 2:1-12)   “Witnessing to the Light by Following A Star!”   Many Christmas trees have already been taken down—the real ones picked up from the curb; the artificial ones back in the attic. The Christmas cards and holiday letters might … More “Witnessing to the Light by Following A Star!”

“Where’s the Good News?”

First Sunday of Christmas                                                     27 December 2015 (Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Matthew 2:13-23) “Where’s the Good News?” So on this final weekend of the year 2015, I’m choosing to preach one of the more difficult sermons I’ve preached this entire year. The first difficulty is that this Gospel from Matthew is not an … More “Where’s the Good News?”