Yesterday was a lovely day. The sanctuary was decorated in red, the liturgical color for Pentecost. We received new members – a somewhat rare, and happy, event at our church. All the music was great. [Here’s the call to worship, basically, though it’s someone else’s church and someone else’s video:] The sermon was on how…
Second Sunday of Easter
Presumably, the class this morning discussed the significance of Jesus’ meal on the beach with the disciples, and our pastor shared yet more insight on the disciple Thomas’s encounter with the risen Christ, which turns up in the Sunday lectionary every year on the second Sunday of Easter. I confess I don’t know, because we…
Happy Hawaiian Shirt Day!
Once upon a time, where I used to work, we celebrated the official arrival of Spring every year with Hawaiian Shirt Day. This was in Chicago, so there was a good chance we’d be wearing our Hawaiian shirts to work under our anoraks. But it didn’t matter, because we knew we’d turned the corner. From…
The Flavor of the Eschaton
Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect. (Hebrews 11:39-40) “No light falls on men and things without reflecting transcendence.” (Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialectics, 404) Source: Poynter.org