A Holy Trinity: Bible, Kingdom, and Politics

St Martin’s first strategic priority is called embedding the Bible in community life. In addition to recently completing the year-long Bible Challenge, many of our ministry groups now routinely take some time for Bible reflection during their meetings. At the recent men’s beer and pizza evening, actually, it’s more pizza than beer, we devoted time … More A Holy Trinity: Bible, Kingdom, and Politics

Gaslighting Jesus

  A sermon from the Red. Linda Mackie Griggs “…people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul…” In the past few weeks, the Episcopal Church seems to be having something of a moment.  Fourteen minutes in the pulpit at the latest … More Gaslighting Jesus

A Clear Litmus Test for the Church

There is a tension in organized religion between prophecy and culture.  In the playing out of this tension, organized religion runs the risk of accommodating itself to cultural expectations, bestowing a spiritual imprimatur upon them. When it resists this tendency and is faithful to its prophetic responsibility, organized religion poses a challenge to prevailing cultural … More A Clear Litmus Test for the Church

“You will have to do better than that Patrick!”

  Perhaps we can begin a more serious reflection on the Trinity with a little Irish humor from Donal and Conal. Every Sunday we say together the words of the Nicene Creed, which distill down to four concise statements: We believe in God, maker of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, eternally begotten of … More “You will have to do better than that Patrick!”