‘Movement versus Institution’: Sermon Mark 9:2-13 – Transfiguration Sunday; February 14th, 2021

    Today’s gospel lesson is quite spectacular: Peter, James, and John witness how Jesus, their rabbi, son of a simple carpenter in the remote outpost of Nazareth, is transfigured, transformed before their eyes on the mountaintop.  His face shines like the sun, his clothes, soiled from the long travel on the road, become dazzling […]

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Out of the Water, Into the World: Sermon Mark 1: 4-11; 1st Sunday after the Epiphany / Baptism of Our Lord – January 10th, 2021

  The Jordan River is not one of the mighty rivers of this world. Compared to other rivers, it is tiny: it’s merely 156 miles long and 60 feet across at its widest. It’s fairly shallow: its deepest point is about 17 feet. It’s never been navigable. It is formed by tributaries in the mountains […]

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