Rev. Norm Seli considers Matthew 2 and the story of the Magi. He wonders what it means that they "went home by a different way" and what that might mean for us celebrating Epiphany in 2018.
Wrapping up Christmas and wondering about the "Peace" that Simeon experiences, Rev. Seli wonders about the actual meaning of Christmas - what is it that we are celebrating; what are we saying and does any of it matter in 2017? (The second chapter of Luke factors into the sermon... a little bit anyway)
Rev. Anne Dionsio engages with Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8 and wonders why Mark doesn't begin with the ever popular "Birth of Jesus" story and instead begins with John the Baptist in the wilderness....
Rev. Norm Seli engages with the Advent 1, Apocalyptic text (Mark 13:24-37) as well as the season of Advent and wonders "What are we waiting for?" (he also brags about his son)
Rev. Anne Dionisio engages with the story of Deborah (Judges 4 and 5) and wonders what it has to say to us in 2017 when many wonder if God has abandoned us... are we in exile? Who will rise to lead us?
Rev. Seli wonders about Jesus' parable of the Foolish Bridesmaids (Matthew 15:1-13) - and unwilling to accept a Jesus that locks the door and walks away, wonders what this parable might offer.
A live Radio Show - The Jubilairs recreate Orson Welle's Mercury Theater 1938 production of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds". This has not had any actual editing... so, it ain't perfect, but sure is a lot of fun!
Engaging with Matthew 22:24-26, Rev. Seli wonders about God, love, Jesus... and when was the last time that we actually loved God with our hearts... minds... and souls. Hmmmmmm.
Rev. Seli engages with a couple of Banquet parables (Luke 14:7-14; Matthew 22: 1-14) and wonders what might be going on beyond a simple "decoding" of the story. Does it matter that we come to the banquet?
Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the 10 Lepers that Jesus healed; especially the one that returned praising God. (Luke 17: 11-19). What does this story tells about God - what does it tell us about us? What does it have to do with Thanksgiving?