Rev. Norm Seli wonders about Fathers and Mustard Seeds, as we consider the parable of the Mustard Seed and Father's Day. A sentimental sermon on a relaxed Sunday.
Rev. Norm Seli engages with the story of Samuel and Eli in 1Samuel (3:1-20) and wonders if it's possible for there to be different types of wisdom; if God might actually speak different words to different people - and what we're supposed to do about that?
Rev. Norm Seli takes the opportunity of "Trinity Sunday" to wonder if he can still believe in the Holy Trinity.
Get ready for some theology and dead languages.
Rev. Norm Seli brushes up against the story of Pentecost in Acts 2, but then wonders about what Paul might have meant in Romans 8:22-27 by "the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for human words"... could this is a more personal Pentecost experience?
Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the story of the Ascension, told at the end of Luke's Gospel and again in beginning of the Book of Acts. Is Jesus Superman? Why didn't he leave his body behind? Is Luke telling the truth? Did all of this actually happen?? Have a listen and wonder for yourself what this story might mean to you in 2018.
Greg Daly joined us this week and, just three weeks before his ordination, shared some powerful refelction on what it means to be in/out; acceptable/unaccaptable. Utilizing John 13:31-35 and Peter's Vision from Acts 11 (1-18) Greg challenged us to go beyond familiar and discover that all of God's creation is good.
Rev. Norm Seli wonders about Peter's hypocrisy when he's lecturing the people in Jerusalem for betraying Jesus (Acts 3:12-19), but is more intriqued by Jesus' desire for breakfast when he first appears to the disciples after his resurrection (Luke 24: 36-48)
On the Sunday after Easter, Rev. Seli engages with both of the "endings" in John's Gospel: The appearance of Jesus to the disciples in the locked room (John 20) and the apparent "second ending" in which Jesus appears to Peter and the others while they are fishing in the early morning (John 21). Norm wonders why the seond ending and what it might be offering us...
Rev. Norm Seli starts in John's Gospel with a simple request of two Greeks, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus" and wonders if we, too wish to see Jesus and if it is possible to see Jesus; to see God in the world today. He wonders about Jeremiah's promise that God's Covenant would be written on our hearts and what that might have to do with seeing Jesus; seeing God.