Sermonizing yet again…

Psalm 2 2:1 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain?  2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and his anointed, saying, 2:3 "Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us." 2:4 He who sits in the heavens … Continue reading Sermonizing yet again…

Is there Redemption?

“Yes, you are unique… Just like everyone else.”  Slightly paraphrased quote – Rev Dr JoAnne Morris Brian to the crowd:  “You are all individuals!” The crowd in unison: “Yes, we are all individuals!” Monty Python’s Life of Brian 1979 I have to admit, that Holy Week was a particularly bad week for me as well … Continue reading Is there Redemption?

More Lamentations of Greatness

The following text is one of my favorites because it speaks directly on how we as individuals and as a nation might live fully into our humanity.  It comes from Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 through 46 in the New Revised Standard Version which I copied from http://www.biblegateway.com.  Take a minute and read these words … Continue reading More Lamentations of Greatness

Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…

Welcome to the last chapter of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire.  In a sense, we have been moving toward this and it is realized with the election of the 45th President.  We now move toward irrelevance in the world in a weird, cruel, and embarrassing denouement.  I know it sounds strange, but … Continue reading Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…