Monday, November 20, 2017

The One About the Talents (11/19/17)

Jesus MAFA, Parable of the Three Servants, or, The Talents

On Sunday, November 19th, we considered the parable of the talents. This is a challenging story. I don't particularly like this story, because it seems so very unfair. It also makes God's judgment seem unfair. What do we do with stories like this?

Why do you want the day of the Lord? (11/12/17)

Jesus MAFA, The Ten Young Women

Last week was very busy, so I'm a little bit behind on posting my sermons. This is from Sunday, November 12th. On that morning, we examined the parable of the foolish bridesmaids. This is one of a series of uncomfortable parables in Matthew's Gospel.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Saints, Revisited (11/5/17)

Jesus MAFA, The Sermon on the Mount

On Sunday, November 5th, we celebrated All Saints' Day. This has always been one of my favorite events on the liturgical calendar, but in recent years, this time of the year has become less joyful for me.