Last week we looked at Jesus; the man, the myth, and the message. We know very little about the actual man, the historical Jesus; we know a lot about the myth, which is often presented as history, and the message is simple – be nice. Today we’ll look at the same three aspects of the […]
In the Gospel of Mark Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Eli’jah; and others say one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Mark 8: 27 – 29 If someone asked, who […]
Dear Friends, In his wonderful poem, Two Tramps in Mud Time, Robert Frost says: “But yield who will to their separation/My object in living is to unite/My avocation and my vocation/As my two eyes make one in sight./Only where love and need are one,/And the work is play for mortal stakes,/Is the deed ever really […]
Dear Friends, We were on our way to the airport last Wednesday night, headed for Cleveland to see Carlyn in her junior recital on Thursday night. Students at the Cleveland Institute of Music are required to do a junior and senior year solo recital.
Click here to listen to this sermon. This is the fourth of a four-part January sermon series. We started on New Year’s day with beginnings, as began a new year, reminded that life is a process of starting over, every day, every year, every graduation or completion of a task. The beginning of a new year […]
Click here to listen to this sermon. Last week we took a look at Harvey Cox’s new book, The Future of Faith in which he made a clear distinction between faith and belief. He divides the history of Christianity into three ages: the first he calls the age of faith, the first three hundred years, when […]
Dear Friends, One thing leads to another. When you look back it sometimes seems there was a master plan, like an invisible hand moving you through the maze to bring you to this place to bring you to who and where you are today. Have you ever felt that way?
Click here to listen to this sermon. In his spiritual essay, The Over-Soul, Emerson says: “There is a difference between one and another hour of life, in their authority and subsequent effect. Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. Yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more […]
Opening Words: Kalidasa, 4th century Hindu poet: Salutation to the dawn Look to this day, For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course Lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, The glory of action, The splendor of beauty. For yesterday is but a dream, […]
Dear Friends, As we ease ourselves into the new calendar year it’s understandable that we take a look back over the left shoulder, since we can’t twist the neck 360 degrees like the wise old owl.