This question Jesus is asked in today’s Gospel reading would have been a common and familiar one of the times. Rabbis and Pharisees would often discuss or debate which of the commandments were heavy and which were light. Which were the most important? Because they weren’t just dealing with the Ten Commandments either, they were […]
This talk covers chapter one of James K.A. Smith’s primer on A Secular Age by Charles Taylor. For talk one, go here.
This morning I will preach on our Exodus passage. This will be the 3rd Christ Church sermon on our Exodus readings. If you’ve been away for a few weeks, I would encourage you to go to our website and listen to Marilu’s sermon from 2 weeks ago, and Dave’s from last week. Tomorrow, you could […]
This is Part One of our Adult Ed series on Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, and James K.A. Smith’s primer on the subject, How (Not) To Be Secular.
To read the quote from David Dark’s Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious, click here. And to read the New York Times article about anxiety amongst American teenagers, click here.
Today we have the Ten Commandments in Exodus and it seemed fitting to me to take a look at how these commandments have haunted us for all of our lives. You may think that this is the distant past, an archaic relic of ancient Israel, but I have found that the Law of God is […]
I’ve had Neil Young’s song from 1969 “Down by the River” stuck in my head all week. It’s a beautiful song about a man whose girl sends him over the moon, she drives him mad with love and yet he sits there all alone. Because something has gone very wrong. The song doesn’t mention what […]
Jesus must have really enjoyed telling this one. You definitely would have wanted Jesus at your dinner party. Not only would you not have to worry about running out of wine, you could count on Him to tell great stories. This morning’s story is a doozy. A vineyard owner goes out bright and early to […]
To read the story about burn victims, hypnosis and forgiveness, go here. Some parts of the sermon were incorporated into this article on “Accidental Killers and Cities of Refuge”.
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