Sermon for Transfiguration Sunday

No doubt you’ve heard, or will hear in your lifetime many variations on the “You need to come down from the mountain” sermon on Transfiguration Sunday. They often interpret Peter’s suggestion that he build a tent as a metaphor for those wanting to stay comfy in their spiritual life without changing their actions – to […]

On the Folly of Ownership: A sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – Year A

Paul regarded everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord. But did he ever really have it in the first place? Do the tenant farmers in our parable really think they can own land by killing the vineyard owner’s son? Who really owns anything? Doesn’t everything ultimately come from […]

Mother Jubi’s first video sermon – please be gentle ;)

This Grace-filled Moment

I realized, at some point during my pre-writing prayer, that each moment is grace-filled. Grace is a gift from God, it is not earned or merited, it simply is. It is not necessary to work for these moments, only recognize them.  They come, not at our command, but during our openness.  Amazing things have come […]

The Rev. Canon Dr. Mark Lodico, Diocesan Administrator, Northern California

Interview – by Rev. Yvonne Younes Y: I see you have the word “Canon” in your title what does this signify? Canon Mark: Canon is an honorary title. It usually indicates the bishop has assigned a particular duty or job, in this case, Diocesan Administration. Y: What is your educational background: Canon Mark: I have […]

Finding the Sacred …in the Simple

Originally published at:  http://www.unity.org/resources/articles/finding-sacred-%E2%80%A6in-simple  by Jess Herriott+ Cultivating a spiritual life involves finding practices that can coexist with your normal life. Life can be complex enough; spiritual practices help us transcend what psychologist’s call “normal life stresses.” But we don’t need to make those practices complicated because we could find it difficult to integrate them […]

Do Criminal Courts Administer Justice?

This post originally appeared at BishopCraig.com A Pastoral Letter on the Acquittal of George Zimmerman In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, I believe many people are blaming the wrong system. There seems to be a presupposition that the job of criminal courts is to administer justice, and I believe that is a mistaken notion. […]

SearchLights Community: Love of Neighbor

The Rev. Yvonne Younes’ latest blog: Love of Neighbor! SearchLights Community: Love of Neighbor. via SearchLights Community: Love of Neighbor.

Originally posted on Rainbow Sacraments:
I just read someone’s musings on why people who don’t normally come to Church come on Ash Wednesday. One thing I think they missed is the importance of the physicality of it. Worshiping with our bodies can get us into a frame of mind (a sacred space?) that thinking alone…