Series

Break Down the Dams! (And let justice roll on like a [free-flowing] river)

Oct 30, 2022   ·     •   Luke 19: 1 - 10

Particularly as seekers, as people of faith, the danger of supporting these dams, these divisions, is creating for ourselves a finite God of our own image and our own making-by deciding who is in and who is out; who is acceptable and who is not. And, often times when we exclude others, we also end up excluding ourselves from God’s grace, love, and mercy. Whether you see yourself as Jesus, Zacchaeus, or the crowd in this gospel lesson, we are all responsible for breaking down the dams around us. After all, what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. More

Faith and Certainty

Oct 02, 2022   ·  

  The sermon can be viewed here. More

Moving Forward: The Rich Man and Lazarus

Sep 25, 2022   ·     •   Luke 16:19-31

It is an unrelenting focus on the present and the future that marks our faith. Early Christianity was called “The Way” by its adherents. It’s not “the meander.” It is not “the look backwards.” Even when we remember, as we do, every time we celebrate the Eucharist, it is to anchor our present and to guide our future. More

In the Name of the Creator

Aug 28, 2022   ·     •   Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

I believe in the power of community, a place where we can work together in peace and continue to open our arms wide to all who would join us.  I love the power in that. More

Blessing the Sabbath

Aug 21, 2022   ·     •   Luke 13:10-17

Although we don’t often do a good job recognizing it, or valuing it in our own lives, it’s true that we all need rest. We need rest after we have performed a strenuous task, and we need rest to prepare for strenuous tasks that lie ahead. Thinking of rest as part of an essential part of a cycle of preparation, action, and recovery, is a good way to understand the Sabbath. More

A Sermon |Teaching Following the Court Dobbs Decision on 6-24-2022

Jun 26, 2022   ·     •   Luke 9:51-62

“On Friday, I had a great sermon planned, but then the Supreme Court decision came down, and I decided I needed to speak to it. …” – The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson More

Solidarity With the Other

May 15, 2022   ·     •   John 13:31-35

…” Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” More

Leave Her Alone Redux

Apr 03, 2022   ·     •   John 12: 1-8

“…we always have the poor because we are the poor. Jesus wouldn’t be with his friends physically again. This was their last time together, and it needed to be memorialized with a grand gesture, which Mary provided with all the love and compassion that was in her heart.” More

Following Jesus

Feb 20, 2022   ·     •   Luke 6:27-38

“The Church missed its high calling to be the new thing in the world when it decided to worship Jesus instead of following him.”
Verna Dozier in The Dream of God More

Dr. James Cone and the Urgency of the Call

Feb 13, 2022   ·     •   Luke 6:17-26

James Cone, in the Cross and the Lynching Tree, and Luke in his Gospel, each drive home two key messages. Each is as provocative today as in past generations. Chris Phillips’ sermon doesn’t mince words or images in drawing parallels and getting us to think deeply about our own attitudes and beliefs in these times of grief and hope. More