Love Builds a House: A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Preached at St. James by the Rev. David Henson on Jan. 29, 2024 Who remembers those little “all-in-one” hermetically sealed, totally sanitary packages of bread and wine we used for so long during the pandemic? They were like cruel and frustrating tests of manual...

The Parable of the Dishonest Steward, by The Rev. David Henson

“And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth.” In Return of the Jedi, after it’s announced that Lando Calrissian will lead an attack on the terrifying enemy battlestation ominously called the Death Star, Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford,...

What Unites Humanity?, by The Rev. David Henson

If Jesus comes not to bring peace but division, then what is it that implicitly unites us as a species? What is the unspoken unity that Christ’s division rightfully disrupts? What unites humanity, but unites it wrongly? As I’ve pondered the division Jesus seeks to...

Destroying Fear, by The Rev. Christie Olsen

We are still at the beginning of the season of Pentecost, this extended amount of time in the Church year when we work through many of Jesus’ parables and teachings. Sometimes the way our lectionary is set up seems fairly random, but there is a method to the madness!...

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