Sermons from February 2022

Sermons from February 2022

Transfiguration Sunday

Grace to you and peace from God, our Creator, and our savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. I recently read the book Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps by Jennifer Garvey Berger. Berger writes how that in a world of complexity, we simplify our reality to reduce our stress and move through the world more easily. This is generally a helpful and necessary process EXCEPT when we are making decisions that require us to incorporate complexity…

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

There is no easy way around it. Today’s gospel reading is a tall order. “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” Or, to translate a bit differently from the Greek, “pray for those who insult or hurt you.” Jesus’ words are not standard practice in our world. Far too often, retribution, revenge, hatred, insult, rejection, intimidation, and the like seem to propel us further…

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Grace to you and peace from God, our Creator and our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen. Now I am going to bring us back, for a moment, to the high school days. Perhaps, a literature course where you may have had some required readings. If you were like me, you may have skipped some of those readings but one that I still remember is “As I Lay Dying,” by William Faulkner…
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