Joseph Peters-Mathews

August 7: The Burial of Bob Cairns

Paul writes that the tents of our lives, these puffs of wind when compared to the cosmos pass away. Paul isn’t concerned about growing weak in old age, he’s concerned about whether we use our days to share the good news that Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and to those in the tombs bestowing life!

July 25: The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

The Good News here, is that Jesus is the son of God, and that that’s weird. The miracles today aren’t for setting us up to get what we want or to be shamed or to be disappointed. The gospels, all four of them are about Jesus the God man who initiates the heavenly banquet where rather than struggling for a mouthful of bread feeds everyone until they’re full.

July 11: The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Just as John preached and was offered up, Jesus preached and was handed over, so too does Jesus ask us to follow: to preach, knowing that we may be handed over. We are proclaiming, along with Jesus that God’s reign is at hand with our sock box and pantry whose installation details are being worked out. The sharing that those inspire and invite are following Jesus on his way.