Posts by Erin

The Continuous Life (01-13-19 Sermon)

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The Possibility of Hope (01-06-19 Sermon)

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A Pregnant Pause (12-30-18 Sermon)

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January – From the Minister

What do you want to be when you grow up? When we were little, we were encouraged to say astronaut, astronomer, dancer, doctor, lawyer, writer, waiter, President, pianist, plumber. Without knowing it, we were rehearsing for all the awkward moments later on when a surface answer will suffice if someone asks, “So what do you do?” Even if your job—if you have a job—is one you love, still your work is just a partial story; it might say everything or nothing about the state of your soul. But if someone asked you now, not “What do you do?” but the children’s question, “What do you...

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A Mind of Winter (12-16-18 Sermon)

None of it is real – the virgin, the donkey, the shepherds, the star; none of it is real – but much of it rings true. Not the doctrine, but the mystery. Not the miracles, but the empirical, undeniable evidence. Tyrants are always persecuting the poor, demanding their documents and proof of citizenship. Rich governments are always closing their borders against aliens from Nazareth and Bethlehem, and Guatemala, and hunting down young upstarts who threaten revolution. Poor women are always and forever asked to bear unspeakable burdens, to accept the burden as a virtue, and suffer...

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