Wrestling Jacob

by Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 13AGenesis 32:22-31 The passage that we have from the Book of Genesis this morning is such a good story.  There are some bible passages that are good because they contain really good doctrine, really good theology. There are some bible passages that … [Read more…]

Who Will Separate Us?

Rev. Dr. David D. M. KingThe Eighth Sunday after PentecostRomans 8:26-39 This text from Romans today is a favorite of preachers. There’s a lot of good material in those few verses. I once heard the famed preacher Fred Craddock preach a forty-five minute sermon on just one sentence from this passage: we do not know … [Read more…]

Let Both Grow Together

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Seven Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 11AMatthew 13:24-30, 36-43 This morning we have another parable about planting seeds. Last week we heard Matthew’s version of the Parable of the Sower. A farmer plants seeds. As they are thrown out, some seed lands on a path, some seed lands in … [Read more…]

Indiscriminate Farmer

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 10A Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 These days I sometimes feel like I’m living in a zombie movie. I mostly try to stay at home because I’m afraid of what might be lurking out there. When I’m out in the world, I’m constantly aware of … [Read more…]

I Will Go

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King Sunday 5 July 2020The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 9A Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 It has been a strange journey to get here. On the afternoon of Thursday, March 12, I got a call from my district superintendent, Rev. Erin Martin, telling me that the Bishop and the cabinet … [Read more…]

Farewell

Rev. Dan Thompson-Aue As I retire, I have many feelings and too many thoughts to express in a short farewell message. So I’ll choose from the many a few feelings, and a few thoughts, not necessarily in any order. I have now cleared out the pastor’s study to make space for your new pastor. As … [Read more…]

Family

Rev. Dan Thompson-Aue Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. … [Read more…]

Under the Blue Sky

Rev. Dan Thompson-Aue But you shall be my witnesses . . . Acts 1 After Jesus came back to life, the disciples imagined their next work would be witnessing Jesus restoring an earthly kingdom. “Will you now restore the Kingdom of Israel?” In this restoration, what did they think their work would be? Instead of … [Read more…]