When we are at inaugural moments we hang on every word of the one who is beginning. The hometown pleasure of the listeners to Jesus “inaugural sermon” gives way to rage when he makes
In outrageous times we may be at a loss as to how we find common ground. John’s razor-sharp responses to the crowd’s questions point them toward a way that they know—but did not follow
We have hopes and expectations and dreams and fears for our children. The Boy visiting the House of God was living under two sets of expectations and the dreams of one cannot always allay the fears of the other.
Rebroadcast of Rev Matt’s meditation on “Essential Workers” from our Christmas Eve 2020 Candlelight service. With Laura Intravia and the Center Church Choral Ensemble.
When our plans are derailed by circumstances beyond our control it’s natural to feel isolated and alone. Mary’s (and Elizabeth’s) story is one of derailment and a new path walked with God’s Holy Spirit.
In hazardous and uncertain times our impulse is to go to the ramparts and do battle. Isaiah’s vision grounds God’s strength in a different realm—the realm of holiness. Our disarming gift to our neighbor