Still the Waters of Our Day.

How many of us long for the good old days? The mythical times of long ago, when everything in life was, well, just perfect. Those days when life was good, and it seemed as if our problems were far, far away. The only problem with the mythical good old days is, they probably never really…

We Plan and God Laughs

This morning’s sermon is by Sam Leitermann My father is a designer of theatres, of theatrical spaces, and his work has always been fascinating to me. As a child, I remember him drawing sketches and notes on random scraps of paper, architectural drawings on napkins, and calculations on the backs of envelopes. One of my…

Poor King Herod

Poor King Herod the Second. He was having a bad day. To be honest, I suspect Herod had a lot of bad days. After all, it wasn’t easy being the ruler of Palestine, you are always caught in the middle between the demands of Rome and the Jews who were treated no better than pawns…

They Got Mad At Jesus!

I am absolutely fascinated with this morning’s Gospel. Every time I read it, I just kept asking, “What did Jesus say that got the crowd so offended that Jesus could not perform miracles?” In another account of Jesus preaching, the people literally ran him out of the Synagogue, all because he had proclaimed Isaiah’s prophecy…