Interventions: (The) Feeding (of) the Twelve? (Luke 9:10-17)

From Sunday August 30, 20009 [We used Bagels and Lox as a part of an object lesson during the Sermon, one possible (and tasty) contemporary rendering of loaves and fish.] This morning we are going to look at three ways of reading or understanding this text. a. The Manna Society A women in our churchContinue reading “Interventions: (The) Feeding (of) the Twelve? (Luke 9:10-17)”

Being Attentive To the Paths of Intervention (Luke 1-6)

We began the study of the Gospel of Luke back at the beginning of July with an eye towards moments when the narrative turns ever so lightly, or sometimes rather abruptly, in a way that leaves a crack or an opening for us, the interpretative and discerning community of Christ, to enter new ways toContinue reading “Being Attentive To the Paths of Intervention (Luke 1-6)”

Interventions: Poetry on the Plain (Luke 6:20-49)

We opened with this video from Peter Rollins. [The part from this video that stood out to me and I drew on in the sermon and the poem was towards the end when he talks about laying down the paintbrush and living into the new world.] first a Confession. If I am upfront, I haveContinue reading “Interventions: Poetry on the Plain (Luke 6:20-49)”

The Cockeyed Poem on the Plain (based on the Sermon on the Plain Lk. 6)

Here’s my own take, a remix if you will, of some of the things going on in the Gospel of Luke and Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:20-49). This is a new version of the poem [added august 9th, 7:45pm] This poem is for all people, but only those who act on it areContinue reading “The Cockeyed Poem on the Plain (based on the Sermon on the Plain Lk. 6)”

Interventions: Feasting with Tyrants and Tax Collectors (Luke 5:27-39)

Here is the text I preached from on Sunday 8.2.2009. The reflection is on Luke 5:27-39. You can also subscribe to or download the audio version of the sermon from iTunes (or our Church’s blog). This morning our text raises questions around newness of God’s work in Jesus, who will follow that new work andContinue reading “Interventions: Feasting with Tyrants and Tax Collectors (Luke 5:27-39)”

Interventions: A Short-Circuit in Mission (Luke 4:14-30)

I was unable to post my talk from last Sunday here this week because I’ve been busy at YM but I did post it on the church’s blog and on twitter. If you’ve already seen it, I apologize for the duplication, but I wanted to have it here before I post the new one. I’mContinue reading “Interventions: A Short-Circuit in Mission (Luke 4:14-30)”

Interventions: What Then Shall We Produce? (Luke 3:1-20)

Interventions: What Then Should We Do? John the Baptist and Luke 3:1-20 Peace Playhouse This past week was our peace playhouse, which from all the reports I heard, went well. Because of this, and given the text we are in this week, it seems appropriate to spend a few minutes conversing around the topic ofContinue reading “Interventions: What Then Shall We Produce? (Luke 3:1-20)”

Luke 1:5-38 Interventions: Birthing the Impossible (Notes from Sunday July 12th)

This is what we reflected on together as a community this past The kingdom is for the Little Ones We have two parallel passages today, one with a story of two people “getting on in years” as the text says, alongside two young people not old enough to drive by today’s standards, let alone giveContinue reading “Luke 1:5-38 Interventions: Birthing the Impossible (Notes from Sunday July 12th)”

Adult Second Hour (Worship) Resource On Luke 1

A fellow reader of “gathering in light,” Paul, emailed and asked me if he could the sermon notes and queries from last week for their Adult Second Hour in his meeting and I said, “Of course, that’s why it’s there.” Well, he went the extra mile and abbreviated the message and turned it into aContinue reading “Adult Second Hour (Worship) Resource On Luke 1”

Luke 1:1-4 Storyboards: Narration as Intervention (Sermon Notes)

This past Sunday we reflected on Luke 1:1-4, Luke’s introduction to his wonderful Gospel. “Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, IContinue reading “Luke 1:1-4 Storyboards: Narration as Intervention (Sermon Notes)”