Sermon: In Time

"In Time" (February 24, 2013) There's a time for everything-- including nap time and deep, potentially painful, spiritual transformation time. Sometimes kids don't want naps, even though it's good for them. Likewise, we don't always want deep transformation, but on the far side, peace and purpose await. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, Luke 13:31-35)

But Have Not Love

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I… Continue reading But Have Not Love

Lenten Photo-a-Day Challenge, week 1

I'm participating in RethinkChurch's Lenten Photo-a-Day Challenge as a way to build some personal introspection (see, I'm engaging the season, albeit reluctantly!) and connect with others who are thinking about church outside the box. Each day there is a word-prompt (and a devotional, if you sign up for the email), with an invitation to post… Continue reading Lenten Photo-a-Day Challenge, week 1

The Phrivolous Phantom

On Thursday, I led devotional exercises at the Vermont House of Representatives. I said something like this: Depending on what route you took into town today, you may have seen that downtown Montpelier was "attacked" by the Valentine's Day Phantom. Sometime during the night before Valentine's Day, this anonymous person-- or group of people, more… Continue reading The Phrivolous Phantom

Sermon: Unveiled

"Unveiled" (February 10, 2013) Paul reminds us that we experience and communicate God through a filter. How do our perceptions and expectations shape how we experience God and the world around us? How do they shape what we communicate to those we meet? (Luke 9:28-36; Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-13, 17-4:2)