A sermon from the Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs, on Matthew 16:13-20 I first read this question in William Sloane Coffin, Jr’s book, Letters to a Young Doubter, about ten years ago, early in my discernment process. It was one of those instances when you encounter something that hits you at just the right time, … More Who Tells You Who Your Are?
Musings on the experience of reading the Bible I find the Bible a tough read, even the good bits. So there I’ve said it. To say this makes me feel bad, especially when I am insisting that my community engages with The Bible Challenge, a 360-day reading program encompassing the entire Bible. But I will … More Uncomfortable Mirrors
Some look at things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not? So Geroge Bernard Shaw opined. I was put in mind of his words when I faced up to one of Paul’s most controversial sections; Romans chapters 9-11, three excerpts from which comprise the … More A Complex Matter of Chosen-ness; Romans 9-11
Thin Places Our Celtic forebears in the faith understood the importance of thin places. These were more often than not physical places of intersection between the temporal and spiritual dimensions. The Hebrew Bible identifies mountaintops as thin places, locations where a dimensional interpenetration resulted in a revelation that changed the course of development. Moses’ encounter … More Hidden Realities