Sermons on Genesis

Sermons on Genesis

For a Time Such as This …

I am so often drawn to the BBC period drama, Call the Midwife, which is about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. The show is raw, real, and riveting to my heart. The nuns are courageous in their desire to do what is right, to notice and bring God into all situations, whether it is during their beautifully sung Compline or in the filth of tenement apartments where…

Hard and Holy Work

Very often, the work of faithful people is to notice and attend to our place in the larger salvation story by God of God’s people. We do this in many ways, in whichever ways work for us, as we hear and respond to the invitation of God to discover our authentic selves and set it within the truth of God. This is a life time journey. One common way to hear this invitation to discover the truth of ourselves is…

Holy Silence

My son Andrew and I headed up the mountain together, or at least the hill, in Castine, Maine many times. With Phillip safely tucked in for his afternoon nap, and his grandparents watching over him, Andrew and I would make our daily trek toward Dyce’s Head Lighthouse, where we would rediscover the path leading to the boulders, where we could sit and read the afternoon away. We listened to the waves crashing on the shore, while breathing in the fresh,…

Seasons of Creation #2: Humanity — to rule or serve?

    Mo. Barbara — Introduction We gather again today for our Seasons of Creation worship series to continue our exploration of the relationship between God – the source of all holiness and creativity – the created world, and humankind. Today we specifically examine the relationship of humanity to God and the relationship among and between humans. Now if I were choosing the lessons for today from an ecological stewardship perspective, which is the lens through which the Seasons of…