Bask in the Light

We celebrate the shortest day of the year by reminding ourselves to pass on the light of Christ and bask in the light that came in the darkness.

The real sermon text is “The Shortest Day” by Susan Cooper.

Still Here, in the Wilderness

Sometimes the burden of being perfect is a little much. Let’s listen to John’s words that you need not be the prophet or the king. You can just be there person in the wilderness, baking cookies.

Challenging Comfort

Mark sets out showing that old words can be re-heard in new places. He reminds us that we may fulfill the prophecies in Isaiah and draw strength from the God whose love is assured. And so can we, in this world where our fear of black men remains a danger to their lives.

The Kingdom and Keo Way

We are reminded in this commonly-cited passage that Christianity is a religion that speaks frequently of a judgement in the kingdom of God, even if we leave such judgements up to God. But as we try to build the kingdom of God, we also need to remember what Jesus has told us the kingdom will look like and what those who inherit it will have done: to treat all of God’s children as we would treat Jesus.

When Deborah Was Judge

Deborah’s story reminds us that God has called men and women on an equal basis throughout history. For this reason, we try to train our mouths and brains to remember that through the use of inclusive language. We are also reminded that the challenges laid before God’s servants in earlier eras are no less than those laid before us as we try to bring about the kingdom of God.

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