“Earthquake! Oz! Three-year-old Theology!”

First Sunday of Advent 3 December 2017 (Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37) “Earthquake! Oz! Three-year-old Theology!” Just as we sat down for Thanksgiving dinner, my three-year-old grandson, sitting directly on my left, began singing Jingle Bells. “Grandpa, help me sing,” Jaxon says to me, “it’s Christmas!” I said, “But, Jaxon, today … More “Earthquake! Oz! Three-year-old Theology!”

Christ the King

Matthew 25:31-46 This weekend, here at St. James, alongside of Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and other Protestant churches across the globe, we observe the Feast day of Christ the King. It is the observance of the final Sunday of Ordinary Time, the period of time in the Church calendar outside our major seasons, just before we … More Christ the King

“Risky Business!”

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 19 November 2017 (Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25: 14-30) “Risky Business!” If you heard my sermon last week, you may remember that I pleaded with you not to take the parables we find in the Gospels and keep beating them with a hose until there is … More “Risky Business!”