Sermon: Kill This Dreamer

"Kill This Dreamer" (September 21, 2014) Joseph's brothers are enraged by their younger sibling's dreams, which upset the social order. Not that much unlike us, they react with revulsion to those who call us to better versions of ourselves. Why do we do this? And can we, who are called to dream and vision, still… Continue reading Sermon: Kill This Dreamer

Sermon: Out of Joint

"Out of Joint" (September 14, 2014) Older, wiser, and perhaps more cynical, Jacob's dreams of glory have not gone according to plan. He wrestles with God and with his understanding of God, and the encounter leaves him changed. How often to we wrestle with our faith or our circumstances in our lives? Do we receive… Continue reading Sermon: Out of Joint

Limping

A poem or monologue, based on Genesis 32:22-31 and Jacob wrestling until he finds blessing. Permission is granted for use in worship etc, but¬†please credit me (Rev. Becca Girrell).¬† Limping Alone again. Another night, while I slept, I dreamt of heaven, of angels and light and ladders, of nearness and connection and the places where… Continue reading Limping