by the Rev. James B. Craven III More than 300,000 deaths so far in this country. More deaths every day than at Pearl Harbor or 9/11. A country more polarized or divided than at any time since the Civil War more than 150 years ago. Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas without the family. Baseball and … Continue reading A Christmas Day Sermon | December 25, 2020
by Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber There is something about this year that has helped me insert myself into the Jesus Birth Narrative. I’m bonding with Mary this year. I have been taking time for imaginative prayer and really putting myself in the scene with Mother Mary. There are 2 moments that have really captured my … Continue reading Touching Foreheads With God | December 24, 2020
by the Rev. James B. Craven III Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. That prayer, which most likely … Continue reading About Mary | December 20, 2020
An invitation to an Advent of pointing to both plague and promise in your own life.
Jesus says: Don’t Judge, and Don’t be Overwhelmed.
What if these Kingdom of God parables were not about God, but about us? How do we need to live in order to prepare for and live into the Kingdom of God?
Use a basic improv tool to commit yourself more fully to living into your baptismal covenant.
Today we celebrate St. Luke's Day together/alone, by calling to mind people who heal and people who need healing, and by inviting greater healing into our own lives.
Violence is in the Bible and right here in Durham. How can we call the breath of life into the dry bones of death?
Forgiveness is hard. God will help.