Blog Archive: 2010

Pardon Our Dust

We’re gradually importing posts from our old website. Roughly ⅓ of the blog is here so far.

March

Thursday, March 25
Why We Serve: A Vocational Retreat for Young Adults of Color

WHAT is God calling you to do in your life? How are you being called to minister? Who are you being called to be? Come dive into these and other questions with young adults of color from across the Episcopal Church at a weekend retreat as we explore the many ways we are called to minister.

Read more …

April

Thursday, April 8
Gillian Chisom's Transfiguration Sermon

Both the Hebrew Bible and Gospel readings for today feature a transformation—Moses’ face shines because he’s had contact with God, while Jesus’ divine nature is revealed to Peter, James, and John. Both readings, furthermore, focus our attention not just on the transformation itself but in the surrounding community’s reactions to the transformation. In the Hebrew Bible reading, the people’s reaction seems relatively straightforward: they’re afraid of Moses, and so he covers his face, presumably out of sensitivity to their reaction—I’ll come back to that later. For now, I want to focus on the disciples’ reaction to Jesus’ transformation. When I first read the passage, it seemed strange to me that they weren’t more afraid; to me, the situation sounds terrifying. Not only does Jesus, their friend and teacher, suddenly change into someone else, someone totally Other, but he’s speaking with two equally frightening dead guys. Given all of this, it seems strange and astonishing to me that the disciples appear to take the situation in stride.

Read more …

Monday, April 12
Good Friday Sermon by Laura Eberly

Taize chant: Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.

Read more …