Re-membering Memory

* The book of Isaiah falls into three sections, each with a different author who between them span some 230 years from the 720’s to the 5teens BCE. In the O.T. lesson for Advent Sunday we encountered the voice we now recognize as Trito or Third Isaiah, who in the around 515 BCE addresses the … More Re-membering Memory

Hope Is A Seed

Advent hope The Old Testament lesson for Advent Sunday comes from the voice we know as the Third Isaiah,[1] writing in the 6th-century BCE during the return of the Exiles from Babylon to Jerusalem. Like all Biblical texts, the writer has a context, writing for a specific audience facing real challenges as they live out … More Hope Is A Seed

A Different Kind of Other: Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25

  A sermon from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs for Pentecost  25 “…but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” In last week’s lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures Joshua son of Nun, then a young man, led the Israelites miraculously across the Jordan—on dry land between two walls of water– a … More A Different Kind of Other: Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25

Saints, Souls and Dark Matter

  Everything in the universe is inter-connected and inter-dependent. Everything impacts upon everything else. The Medieval Church understood this only too well in the grand panorama of a three-tiered universe comprised of the Church Militant here in time and space, the Church Expectant – those having passed through death into a state of preparation for eventual entry into the third … More Saints, Souls and Dark Matter