Sermons from May 2021

A Democracy of Revelation

For many years, I taught a Monday class here at South entitled, “A Month with a Mystic.”  When I finally transcribed a year’s worth of seminars in book form, my editor at Upper Room told me she had a different title in mind, “The Mystic In You” and she was right.  There is a mystic, a god-filled […]

Altars on the Journey

Genesis 12:1-9 The Bible is about people like us. The Biblical story neither covers up nor white washes human imperfection.  The giants of faith struggled with doubts and fears, anxieties and anger, uncertainty and agency, the were burdened by the past and hopeful and anxious about the future, and yet through it all trusted God.             I […]

Thin Places Everywhere

As many of you know, I am a student of Celtic spirituality.  I have walked the paths of Scotland’s Isle of Mull and Iona, Findhorn near Inverness,  or even looked for the beastie at Loch Ness.  I have meditated at Stonehenge and climbed the Tor or Glastonbury, otherwise known as the Isle of Avalon.  The Celts and Gaels believed […]

We are Connected

John 15:1-8 I Corinthians 12:4-13, 26-27 Over the past few years, Pastor Pam and I have used the term ubuntu to describe the nature of Christian community.  “I am because of you.  You are because of me.  We are because of one another.”  The Southern Africans that coined and popularized the word “ubuntu,” including Archbishop Desmond Tutu knew that […]