Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 32 A GOD-REVEALING LIGHT Luke 2 Whoever commissioned “The Presentation at the Temple” asked that the subjects be painted in the likeness of the Bellini family. OR, the artist, Giovanni Bellini decided to have a little fun with the fact that no one had actually seen these biblical characters. ￼Alas, […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 5 I CONSECRATED YOU Jeremiah 1 Protestants by and large give confession a bum rap, disparaging it as if it were some kind of yucky Catholic thing. Add to that our American can-do spirit and that southern sense of what is not to be spoken of…Stir in a general aversion […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 1 ON THE THIRD DAY John 2 There’s something about the third day. The third day insists on a new thing—a new thing that comes not from thin air, but through what we have. It’s water that’s available in Cana. There was a wedding. Folks were thirsty. They retreated into […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 15 CONCERNING JOHN Luke 3 I may have already told you about how this nearly inexhaustible bit of wisdom first came to me. It was a divinity school thing. I can their wise, jovial, outright funny voices as I type: “Stay in your lane.” By which was meant something more […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 11 ETERNITY IN THEIR HEARTS Ecclesiastes 3 Okay. So where do you fall along the spectrum? • High meaningfulness, low crisis of meaning (meaningful) • Low meaningfulness, low crisis of meaning (existentially indifferent) • High meaningfulness, high crisis of meaning (conflicting) • Low meaningfulness, high crisis of meaning (crisis of […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 40 THE HOUSE OF ZECHARIAH Luke 1 So, this house…Part circus tent, part the holiest of holies, I’d be there in a New York minute. Zechariah: He who’d been appointed to serve the Temple and was methodically, mundanely burning incense when the news dropped (v.11). Zechariah: The one whose eyes […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 3 TO THE BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR DAWN Isaiah 60 The local news is one of those things that I love to hate. We have a love-hate relationship, W_ _ _ and me. Hate is too strong of a word but I’m blanking on an alternative expression. Ostensibly, I’m supposed to […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 6 AND ALL FLESH SHALL SEE Luke 3 Some Sundays you go home worried about the folks who are going to have to dig themselves out of the mess you just made. That was last Sunday. How did it go, Rach? Just didn’t get the job done this time, Dad. […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 28 STAND UP STRAIGHT AND RAISE YOUR HEADS Luke 21 Not everyone can get behind the idea that our own death is a force with which we are reckoning; heck, a good many of you may wonder why you ought to think about something that isn’t really an issue for […]
Crossing Boulevard with Rev. Rachel 36 IF IT WERE, MY FOLLOWERS WOULD John 18 I can give you more than one good reason to care less about this Sunday. (1) It is Christ the King Sunday and it is in the DNA of Americans to say no thank- you to kings. [See First Continental Congress.] (2) […]