Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

God Tearing Open the Heavens

The texts for Sunday, November 30, 2014 (Advent 1B): Isaiah 64:1–9; Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19; 1 Corinthians 1:3–9; and Mark 13:24–37 Audio of sermon:  Sermon Advent 1B … In the demonstrations and riots and commentaries in … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wait … what?

I kind of missed Advent this year.  There was no Advent wreath at my house, no Advent calendar to mark the days.  I did not even get to center my … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Every Common Bush

Text for this reflection (second in an Advent series called “Revive”): Exodus 3:1-12 “Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beloved child, get up.

Text for this reflection (in an Advent series entitled “Revive”): Mark 5:21–43 “Talitha cum,” Little Girl, get up. This text is not one that we normally hear this time of … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slivers of Light

The texts for Sunday, December 16, 2012:  Zephaniah 3:14–20; Isaiah 12:2–6; Philippians 4:4–7; and Luke 3:7–18 You don’t light a candle in a well lit space You don’t use a … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Vulnerability of Incarnation

The text for this reflection/sermon for the first Wednesday service in Advent (December 5, 2012):  Luke 22: 14-19 One of the things that may become obvious, or maybe not, looking … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Praying for Transformation

The texts for Sunday, December 9,2012 (Advent 2C): Baruch 5:1–9; Luke 1:68–79; Philippians 1:3–11; and Luke 3:1–6. “Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Power of Hope

The texts for Sunday, December 2, 2012 (Advent 1C): Jeremiah 33:14–16; Psalm 25:1–10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9–13; and Luke 21:25–36 “Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

The future present?

The texts for Sunday, December 11, 2011:  Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11; Luke 1:46b–55; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24; and John 1:6–8, 19–28 … But John’s authority —his words —his whole reason for being … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

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