Are you ever skeptical about happy endings? Do you ever watch movies where the lights dim on the heroine riding off into the sunset, her hair blowing in the wind, and you think, “give me a break”? Today we’re in chapter two of Acts. This is the church in the afterglow of Pentecost, when God … Continue reading What produces the greatest love?
Raleigh Mennonite Church Colossians 2:6-15 In the Bible Easter is called a triumph. We hear it in today’s reading from Colossians: “He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them triumphing over them.” We hear it again in 2 Corinthians 2:14: “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads … Continue reading Holy Humor Sunday 2017
Matthew 28:1-10 She is there again, just as she had been at the cross. Mary the mother of James and Joseph, Mary the mother of Jesus. When all the men have fled, when the disaster of her child’s death by torture is sickeningly real, when all the promises about new life, a new world are … Continue reading He is not here. He is risen!
https://youtu.be/ruAi4VBoBSM The original flashmob, and one of the greatest music video of all time. I have a soft spot in my heart for flash mobs. I’m guessing you’ve seen these before, whether it’s the iconic Fatboy Slim music video or the Copenhagen Symphony erupting into Ravel on a Danish subway platform. There’s a crowd … Continue reading Palm Sunday 2017
John 11:1-16 For many of us, the challenge of Jesus, the challenge of the Incarnation is getting God into human life. But the opposite is true in the story of Lazarus. Here the challenge is getting human life into Jesus. Today we hear a story of Jesus learning what it means to be human, that … Continue reading “He whom you love is ill”
Field of Vision - Best of Luck with the Wall from Field Of Vision on Vimeo. John 9:1-41 No doubt we have all heard the significant legal, moral, and structural challenges over the plan to create a seamless, concrete border wall between Mexico and the United States. But nothing is more challenging for the wall’s … Continue reading Water finds a way
"They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind." John 9:13 "But what if we are vernacular? What happens when we discover the possibilities of what our bodies mean—when we discover a community of people who interpret our bodies in new ways, who see the image of God in new ways?" Brian … Continue reading “They brought to the Pharisees…”