Listening for a Change

My preaching art journal entry takes its inspiration from correspondence between the church fathers, Jerome and Augustine. Their disagreements had taken a bitter turn and Jerome pens a plea for a truce between the two, suggesting the two “play together harmlessly in the fields of the Scriptures,” Augustine writes back: “as for me, I prefer to…

The Trouble with Time

The trouble with time when nothing’s left to do is the clock keeps ticking, always with the ticking, marking the days, chiming the hours. She has only herself to blame, she wound the clock each weight lifted in turn. Thirty years of bliss and woe, encased in Grandfather time, an anniversary gift from long ago, handcrafted…

worship pieces for trinity sunday year b

Oh, Trinity Sunday, how difficult you make it for poor preachers! This year I steered clear of doctrinal sermons, saving the trinitarian language for prayers and responses. The Isaiah passage always intrigues me, with its otherworldly imagery and perplexing commands. My preaching art journal pages began with the strange 6-winged figures of the seraphim, but the…