Series

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

Reconciliation Margin-ward: How do we become?

May 09, 2021   ·  

Reconciliation Creation-ward, reconnecting the vines to the branches to bear the fruit of creation.

May 02, 2021   ·  

My friends, if we are responsible for all of creation, representing to the world the nature of the Creator, then the “cost of doing business” gets much more expensive.  It costs far more than just a pack of Boudin sausage, or even a steak dinner at a fancy restaurant.  It may even cost more than 84 million pounds of toxic chemicals leeched into our waterways.  The cost of doing business, the cost of our consumption, the cost of our comfort and convenience, may threaten more than just ourselves or even our neighbors.  It may threaten the entire interconnected web of relationship held together in the source of all life and flourishing More

Reconciliation Otherward – bringing the flock together.

Apr 25, 2021   ·  

… “WE are all a part of George Floyd’s legacy” – 

This is important…In witnessing his hate-filled murder by societal authorities… we must all respond with action, working towards systemic change.  It is not ok to be a bystander!, says the VP.   We are called to work towards justice.’  We are called to loving actions. 

The St Marks community is filled with ministries for social change. 

Yesterday, I attended the WIN meeting regarding the use of land in ward 6 and 7… and I was so impressed.   I think there were 200 people – many from St Marks – in person or on zoom – who joined in  – with determination and resolve – to ensure that this property be available for those without.  More

Reconciliation Self-ward – the starting point

Apr 18, 2021   ·  

A video of the sermon may be seen here The Easter sermon series aims to explore different ways in which God reconciles with us and with the world through the … More

The Many Directions of Reconciliation  What it means to become God’s reconciliation in the world. 

Apr 11, 2021   ·  

So for reconciliation, there is a component of timing, being Thomas and Mary more than Jesus I can say that not much is instantaneous but a slow working of showing up and doing the day to day work of moving toward those I am out of reconciliation with.   The other component the other ‘ward’ the other movement towards reconciliation is the rooting out of bad information or a bad piece of the story we tell ourselves.   More