Hidden Realities

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

A God of Surprises

A sermon for Pentecost 8 Proper 12 Year A from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs                     Genesis 29:15-28 & Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52   “When morning came, it was Leah!” Surpri-i-i-se! Perhaps we should have seen it coming. Jacob the Trickster, so richly and delightfully (to us, anyway) … More A God of Surprises

Finding Bethel

A Sermon for Pentecost 7 Proper 11 Year A  from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs Genesis 28: 10-19a & Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23     So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the … More Finding Bethel

Sibling Rivalry

A sermon for Pentecost 6, Proper 10, Year A  from     The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs                Genesis 25:19-34 &  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23   Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright. … More Sibling Rivalry

Loosening the Yoke

A sermon from the Rev. Linda Mackie-Griggs.   Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30                                       5 Pentecost, Year A (9 July 2017) We have this dog. Bartlett. A rescue who came to us last November. He’s sweet and smart, and he’s very well behaved. Most of the time. Not long ago he and I were wrapping up our afternoon … More Loosening the Yoke

Unlikely Mirrors

  God tested Abraham. He said to him “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am’. He (GOD) said.   “ Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you”. So two … More Unlikely Mirrors