Weekly Sermons

Arguing with Jesus — Jenny Morgan

Arguing with Jesus — Jenny Morgan

No wonder so many people deserted Jesus before he died on the cross! Following Jesus is hard. Why would Jesus, the great defender and protector of marginalized and downtrodden people, command us (and them) to love our enemies? Loving our enemies is Christ’s clarion...
“Plain” Talk: Laughter and Tears — Jenny Morgan

“Plain” Talk: Laughter and Tears — Jenny Morgan

In the Sermon on the Plain, Luke chapter 6 gives us 4 blessings and 4 woes. We explore laughter and tears today from the end of verses 21 and 25. Is there meaning in the mingling of sorrow and joy? Are we living into the blessings? Into the woes? How do we live into...
The Hunger that Moves and Connect Us — Caio Santos

The Hunger that Moves and Connect Us — Caio Santos

In the Sermon on the Plain, Jesus affirms that those who are still hungry are happier than those who are already satisfied. And this reversal of values gets at the very heart of the Jewish understanding of the human condition: complete satisfaction is an illusion,...
Sermon on the Plain — Mark Tidd

Sermon on the Plain — Mark Tidd

Matthew records the famous “Sermon on the Mount”, Luke records the less famous, “Sermon on the Plain.” Is there a difference between saying “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God” (sermon on the mount or...