The Pursuit of Happiness
by the Rev. Elisabeth R. Jones
See! (Don’t) Touch! Tell!
I confess that I’ve been sitting on this lectionary conundrum for days now.
Welcome to this time of worship for Good Friday, called Good, for the goodness of love that silently conquers fear and hate, even at the ultimate price of life itself.
What’s with the Donkey?
Stripped of our regular pageantry,
the story’s oddnesses poke out like toes from a sock, don’t they?
Covenants of the Heart
Let’s take ourselves back in time, two and a half millennia to the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean, a crucial corridor between the Fertile Crescent and the Nile Delta and its access to the continent of Africa.
Snake on a Stick, and Other Strange Biblical Wisdom
I love maps, I love history,
I love strange mythic tales.
God’s Top Ten
This morning we reach the place
in the grand narrative of our covenant relationship as humans with God where the Ten Commandments are carved in stone!
Terms of Endearment: What’s in a Name?
This morning’s sermon is brought to you, courtesy of a persistent question
asked by those in your CPU Midrash group, who help me figure out how these ancient texts may “land” with you all.
What/Where’s the Bow Now?
Listening to the story sung as a sea shanty is actually a good way for us to connect again to this biblical story as just that, a darn good yarn
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