Sermon Sunday 5/6: John 15:1-8

Today I had the joy of preaching at Epiphany Episcopal in Sedan, Kansas. The following is my sermon on today's Gospel lesson from John 15:1-8 and reflections on my own personal journey: Gracious God - bless the words of my lips and the meditations of our hearts. Breath your Spirit into us and grant that … Continue reading Sermon Sunday 5/6: John 15:1-8

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Homosexuality and the Church: A Brewing on Belief Conversation

Last night at Brewing on Belief, we tackled Homosexuality and the Church. We had a great turnout, in particular among first-timers drawn in due to the topic, and we had a frank open conversation about personal experiences of reactions to the presence of LGBT persons in a church community. I was struck when discussing personal experiences … Continue reading Homosexuality and the Church: A Brewing on Belief Conversation

Hell

At our weekly Brewing on Belief gathering, we like to discuss big topics that we truly can't establish a clean, clear answer as these topics have been analyzed and reanalyzed for centuries. One topic that is becoming a fashionable discussion piece again is the concept of Hell. Most notably with the recent release of Rob Bell's Love … Continue reading Hell