Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

Divine Integration

In my sermon last Sunday, I spoke about how something about the Holy Trinity’s divine distinct yet fully integrated identities felt almost relatable. Almost, because while I strive to decompartmentalize my life, I’m human, and you heard (or you can hear now!) the stories about how I move about the world differently depending on what I’m doing. In closing, I hypothesized that the more we, as humans, can live into this way in which we could be made in the image of God and…

Breathe on us breath of God

Our scriptures for Sunday – the day of Pentecost – all shed light on who and how the Holy Spirit works. We learned in Kristofer’s sermon about various challenges in translation – from Greek and Hebrew to English – and how these words can us better understand the work of the Spirit in our lives today. How do you know when the Holy Spirit is at work in your life? What does that look like? What does that feel like?…

Your actions can just be – Reflection

On Sunday, we heard again from John’s Gospel. In the text, we are given a window – through Jesus – into the sacred relationship between parent and child, in this case, between the Father and Son. This discourse in many ways resembles a love letter that extends beyond their relationship to the whole world, to all of us, and to all of creation. How do you experience God’s love? How are you sharing that love? One way Kim offered as…

Choosing Jesus – Reflection

In last Sunday’s Gospel reading, Jesus says that his disciples are no longer servants, but friends. What does friendship with Jesus mean to you? The late preacher and teacher of preaching Fred Craddock once remarked that we sing What a friend we have in Jesus And we don’t dare sing What a friend Jesus has in me. What a friend Jesus has in me. Would any of us choose to be Jesus’ friend? What would that friendship look like? For more questions to ponder this…