I was nine years old and my family was on a camping holiday in the summer resort area of Arrowtown, … More Finding and Being Found
Allopathy treats illness by introducing substances different from those that cause the disease. The central idea is to use a substance that is designed to combat and kill the disease. Western medicine is largely based on the philosophy of allopathy. We are all immensely grateful for antibiotics. Homeopathy treats illness by introducing small amounts … More The Homeopathy of the Cross
A sermon from the Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs on John 2:13-22 Lent came quickly this year, didn’t it? Hard on the heels of Christmas. But … More “Let your anger depart from us.”
Recently, some of us attended a seminar on how to prepare for a mass shooter event. Our St Martin’s takeaway from this session is the realization that we must develop a clear protocol of steps, documented on cards publically displayed, that instruct our vergers and others in leadership on the steps to follow in the … More Guns, Church, and the Command of Love
Here you can listen again to the eulogy given by The Rev. Robyn Higbie at Deacon Judi’s requiem today. Judi died suddenly during heart surgery last Friday.
Verse 9 of Mark’s first chapter opens with these words: In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And … More To Resist Being Loved
There is no text to accompany this extemporaneous message. In the message, beginning with the Tagore quote linking service with joy I suggest that keeping Lent focuses on our service to God. Using Benedict’s approach to the regulation of the day, I translate his approach into the contemporary concepts of mindfulness and intentionality. Being mindful … More Ash Wednesday Message