Sermon: Martha: Steward

"Martha: Steward" (May 18, 2014) When Jesus visits the home of Martha and Mary, we hear a story that reinforces our tendency to divide people spiritually between the contemplative and the active. Can we use the practice of mindful action to bridge that gap? Can we hear Jesus claiming and challenging Martha to be present… Continue reading Sermon: Martha: Steward

Sermon: Redeeming Thomas

"Redeeming Thomas" (April 27, 2014) We call the disciple Thomas "Doubting Thomas," but maybe we've given him an unfair hearing. Elsewhere in the Gospel, Thomas exhibits great faith, and we might rightly be skeptical about casting him as a sudden detractor. Then again, perhaps faith and trust and belief are, like Thomas, more than we… Continue reading Sermon: Redeeming Thomas