Christ the Kin – November 23, 2014 – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

What is your favorite image of God? This morning’s biblical readings and hymns offer us a variety of images from which to choose. The Letter to the Ephesians calls God the Father of Glory. Matthew’s gospel mixes the images he uses, calling Christ the Son of Man, saying he is “like a shepherd,” and a…

Seventy Times Seven – September 14 – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying Nazi soldier asks for your forgiveness. What would you do? Forty-five years ago Simon Wiesenthal asked this question of a group of notable thinkers. These thinkers ranged from the Dalai Lama to Chinese dissident Harry Wu, from the director of Amnesty International to theology professors,…

Where is God? – August 24, 2014 – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

We have been inundated this summer with an almost unprecedented level of terrible news. The world news daily reports the continuing crisis between Israel and the Palestinians, violence in the Ukraine, the persecution of Iraqi religious minorities, including Anglican Christians and Muslims, the threat of war in South Sudan, and the shaky peace in Afghanistan….