First motif Last Sunday afternoon I sat around the table in the Stearns Room in the first of this year’s confirmation preparation classes with five people, three adults, and two teens, asking the question -who or what is God? Our discussion evolved over the course of our time together towards the hypothesis that the deepest … More Service, Reconciliation, and Resistance
The long and winding road How to begin? Well, maybe the best way to begin a reflection on the parable of the talents in Matthew 25 is to confess that I haven’t a very clear understanding of what this parable means, other than to note that it has some rather odd and disturbing messages buried … More The Long and Winding Road
Here is the audio track from a reflection on Martin of Tour I gave at Choral Evensong on the occasion of their Patronal Festival at St Martin’s, Providence. The reflections are organized around the suggestion of an internal tension between love and duty that shaped the whole of Martin’s life. In a time of massive … More Martin of Tour: a man for our time?
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
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