Do You See this Woman? A Story of the Church and the Taming of Passion

*Sermon presented by CLP Jeanne Choy Tate* ~ Luke 7:36 – 8:3 ~ Today’s story of the anointing woman is found in all four gospels. However, in Matthew, Mark and John this anointing takes place at Jesus’ final Passover near the end of his life. Because those stories end with … Read More

The Devouring Sword

~ 2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:15 ~ In the end, David confesses and God forgives him. The psalm we sang, Psalm 51, is an eloquent confession of David’s contrite heart following Nathan’s devastating confrontation. Nathan’s clever parable has cut David to the quick and all he can say is “I … Read More

“Bona Fide”

~ 1 Kings 17:1-24 ~ Homer’s epic poem, Odyssey, has been reproduced many times over the centuries. But none so brilliantly as the Coen brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? It’s 1937 rural Mississippi. Ulysses (George Clooney), along with his two cohorts, escape from the prison chain gang and embark … Read More