Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

We saw the world screech to a halt in the first few weeks of the pandemic in March. Then we watched in horror as we saw the death tolls rise. Later, in June, with George Floyd’s murder, many of us watched and participated in social upheaval as we demanded that racist systems come to an end. Not long after that, wildfires ravaged communities on the west coast. And this past week, the lack of justice for Breonna Taylor who DID not DESERVE TO DIE, heavies our hearts and ENRAGES us at how sick our justice system is…

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

I must admit that today’s parable from Matthew doesn’t appear to connect with the Season of Creation. It’s not a parable about seeds or a farmer nor is it set among nature. It’s mostly a story of forgiveness; however, hearing this story through the social-cultural lens of Jesus’s time may give it a deeper meaning. (Now, stick with me here. I know that Bible and history nerds will love this, but I promise that it matters for this story and it will connect with our Season of Creation…