Easter People in a Good Friday World

I have been warned this morning by our Saint John’s staff that I am to avoid any bad April Fools related jokes in the sermon. I was told that the choir might break out into spontaneous hymns if they caught even a whiff of something bordering on shenanigans, that someone might shout from the back, […]

Scars (Good Friday sermon)

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 John 18:1-19:42 This is not a day to mince words, or spare delicate feelings. Good Friday calls us into the very depths of our faith and ourselves. Crucifixion is a horrifying means of death, of course, not as speedy as the electric chair or as medicalized as lethal injection or as instantaneous as […]