September 29, 2018 Saint Michael and All Angels

Genesis 28:10–17, Psalm 103:19–22, Revelation 12:12–17, John 1:47–51

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 In the name of Jesus. Amen.

The story from the Hebrew Scriptures for this feast of Saint Michael and All Angels is a familiar one. Jacob, on the run after cheating his brother Esau out … Continue reading

August 16, 2018 Thursday in Pentecost 12

Ezekiel 16:1–15, Psalm 39:11–15, Matthew 18:21—19:1

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Curt and I have an acquaintance at the lake. She is what, in one circle of our friends, we would call a “drama queen,” that is, a person who likes to … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

2 Samuel 11:1–15, Psalm 14, Ephesians 3:14–21, John 6:1–21

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the Name of Jesus. Amen.

The movie Chocolat is, on one level, a story about the contrast between a theology of scarcity and a theology of abundance. Vienne and her daughter Anouk arrive … Continue reading