See me. From infancy through the end of life we have a human need to be seen by those around us. When our needs, our dreams, our very presence are completely ignored we begin to feel invisible. The poor man Lazarus was invisible to a wealthy landowner at whose gates he was laid. When have […]
Inviting Outsiders to the Table As we listen to the Christmas story we realize that God gives good news first to the outsiders. Shepherds (literally outside) are approached by angelic visitors and told to go see what has happened. Mary and Joseph welcome them to the birthing suite (outside the home, with the animals). Magi, astrologers […]
This sermon begins a 5-week series on the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. Jesus exemplified and called us to a life of Radical Hospitality. How might we welcome others as God has radically welcomed us, no exceptions?