a sermon on snakes and crosses

Fourth Sunday in Lent | Texts: Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 | The cure, God says, is to look at the bronze snake. If you are perishing, gaze right in the face of the thing that bit you, the thing that is making you die. And live...

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a sermon on another john

Third Sunday of Advent | Texts: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, John 1:6-8, 19-28 | In Mark’s gospel, John is called John the baptizer, but today’s gospel tells the story a little differently. The John that we meet in this gospel is most importantly John the witness. John the testifier. John, the one who points towards the light...