Posts tagged “Temple

Sermo Dei: Holy Trinity 2017

Posted on June 11th, 2017

Holy Trinity Isaiah 6:1-7 June 11, A+D 2017 I love the Athanasian Creed. The mystery of the Trinity – three coequal persons who each are God and yet there is one God – and then the mystery of the incarnation, that God the Son assumed our human flesh into His person – the more we know the less we understand; all we are left with is adoration. And yet I find the Athanasian Creed terrifying. It demands that not only my mind be conformed to God’s Word, but my life and deeds too. The books will be opened and I will be judged. Those who have done good will go into everlasting life; those who have done evil will go into everlasting condemnation. It’s…

Sermo Dei: Advent 1 Midweek

Posted on December 5th, 2013

Beloved, tonight we hear the glorious prophecy of Isaiah (Isaiah 2:1-5) regarding our future and our world’s future. Isaiah speaks about the “end of days.” Our Bible renders it “in the latter days”; understand that this is the last event in this corrupt and broken world, as God’s new creation breaks in on the earth we have ruined. In that day, “The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills.” We could imagine a grand construction project where a new temple is fashioned and people travel to see it, as many travel to see great churches in Rome or Paris or Berlin or London. “The word that Isaiah the son of…