A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We, too, have received the Holy Spirit through baptism, are joined to Christ’s death and resurrection, and knit together into the body of Christ, […]

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On Holy Trinity Sunday we remember the triune shape of the gospel. The Father sends the Son, and we come to know the Father and the Holy Spirit through Jesus. Jesus sends his church into the world to all nations, to baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Baptism into the […]

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On Pentecost we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Christ’s body, the church. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it—to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, and continues to breath life and inspiration into our lives. […]

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As we conclude the season of Easter, anticipating Pentecost, Jesus prays that his followers would be sanctified in the truth. Jesus prayed that the church would be set apart as holy and equipped with the gifts of the Spirit for mission in the world. Like Matthias who was set apart as a witness to Jesus’ […]

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Christ is risen! Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. We celebrate Easter to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating reality of Christ’s cross and resurrection. In word and sacrament, we celebrate God’s unending love, and depart to become witnesses of the good news to all the world. Christ is risen […]

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