praying the bigger picture

(A sermon based on Genesis 45.1-15 and Matthew 15.21-28) Imagine a meeting of the combined US House and Senate down in Washington. Can you picture that room? Oozing with rich wood, usually decorum among the members, particular behavior and speaking protocols to be observed. You don’t just speak up. You wait to be recognized. There […]

dreamers and ghosts

(A sermon based on Genesis 37.1-4, 12-28 and Matthew 14.22-33) It’s a story fit for the movies, and of course, popular movies have been made about Joseph. The play, and later movie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one. In the story of Joseph we hear about divine blessing, the blessings of the land, […]