Reflections on Luke 7:1-10 Luke gives us a story in chapter 7 that is so quintessentially his, even though it is Matthew, a writer with a very different theology of Jesus, who first records the story of Jesus, the Centurion, and his boy. This incident is quintessentially Luke because it is easy to see how … More Memorial Day
My old university chaplain used to scoff: Trinity Sunday – ridiculous! How can you celebrate a doctrine as if it’s an event? I remember at the time thinking this was a wise and incisive comment. Now, I just think he missed the point. Did you know that among Anglicans and Episcopalians, in particular, the dedication … More The Trinity – knowing ourselves in the gaze of another.
God and imagination Some would tell us that God is the projection of human imagination. I think this is a basic misunderstanding. There is something philosophers recognize called a category mistake. A category mistake arises when something, an element or property of identity belonging to one category is assigned to another, different category. Thus, to … More Pentecostal Imaginings
May 8th is a complex day. It’s the Sunday after the Ascension. It’s that in most churches, but at St Martin’s, it’s the day after Linda Mackie Grigg’s ordination as a priest, and the day of her first celebration of the Eucharist. It’s a baptism Sunday, and it’s also Mother’s Day. I intend to address Christ’s … More Sunday after the Ascension
Sermon for Easter 6 from the Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs During this Easter season, the theme of Father Mark’s preaching has been that of Story—How the Great Story of creation and salvation relates to our story and our reading of The Story. So, building on that–sort of–; All I really need to know about … More Stories on the Threshold