“Alles Gute kommt von oben” (All That Is Good Comes from Above): Sermon Luke 24: 44-53; Ascension Sunday – May 16th, 2021

    The Germans have the following proverb: ‘Alles Gute kommt von oben’, which translates to, ‘all that is good comes from above’. And this proverb comes straight from the Bible, from the letter of James, the first chapter, to be exact; and this passage refers to the good gifts God, who supposedly is enthroned […]

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‘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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