Silence

Last August, as part of my sabbatical, I drove to Collegeville to stay in the St. John's Abbey Guesthouse on silent retreat. I had originally planned to stay for a week, though my plans were changed due to different family events including tonsil removal recovery for my son and a nephew's baptism that I didn't …

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Children’s Sermon Idea for Luke 9:28-45

The temptation when creating a children's message for the transfiguration story is to explain or interpret the supernatural aspects of Jesus' transformation on the mountain. An important reminder: kids aren't developmentally ready to comprehend the theological aspects of the transfiguration. But--are any of us ready? Kids may help the congregation to embrace the mystery of …

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