The Light that Transforms

Jesus reveals his divine light. A sign of his true nature and an encouragement for us to reveal our true nature, too. "God became human so that we might become divine." Iranaeus, 2 CE Today is the last Sunday after the Epiphany. The close of the variable season of ordinary time. A time that begins with light. A radiant light that draws people towards it. A light above the place of Jesus’ birth. A light that signifies the incarnation of Christ in the world – a cosmic event - shining in the darkness so that new people – people beyond the assumed people – would find their way to God. On the last Sunday after the Epiphany we always hear another story of light the story of Jesus’ transfiguration

What Does Jesus Say About Divorce?

If you were at church this past Sunday, you heard a hard gospel. Boldly, Jesus repeats the phrase, "You have heard it said....but I say to you" utilizing a style of midrash not very familiar to the ears of 21st century Christians. But the situations he reinterprets definitely are: broken relationships with family; insults and harboring resentments; adultery, marriage, divorce; liable in court, and swearing against God. With drastic metaphors of amputation and eternal damnation, he makes it very clear that while the inherited religious tradition lays out a game plan for how 1st century faithful people are to handle our fractured situations, the intentions within our fractured hearts are what

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Towson, Maryland 21204

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10:00 am – Choral Eucharist with Children's Chapel

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