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

Unfinished Business

A sermon from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs  “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants’; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.” –Deuteronomy 34:4  “We have some unfinished business.” The … More Unfinished Business

Caesar or God, the question is: can you feel the love?

The context While it’s not absolutely essential for the understanding of Jesus’ encounter in Matthew in 22:15-22, it’s kind of interesting to engage in a little historical contextual exploration. If you think America’s political body is fractious and fragmented then picture the state of Roman Palestine in the time of Jesus. Jewish body politic in … More Caesar or God, the question is: can you feel the love?

Idols: Exodus 32

Evolution Spiritual understanding emerges over time on humanity’s long march in a relationship with God.  Judaism, and to a lesser degree Christianity both understand humanity’s relationship with God to be an evolutionary one, rooted in the events of history. This historical understanding of God can be contrasted with the understanding of the great Eastern religions, which … More Idols: Exodus 32