Tag Archives: mystery

Ephesian Treasure

Ephesians 1:3-14 I am preaching on Ephesians 1:3-14 tomorrow.  I gave the Gospel text, Mark 6:14-29, some consideration, but decided against the beheading of John the Baptist in favor of the treasure Paul points to in Ephesians.  There is a lot to work with in the Mark text, but Ephesians 1 will provide our congregation […]

What Happens in a Contemplative Community

I once heard the pianist, Arthur Rubinstein, being interviewed. At one point he was asked to share his experience of playing Chopin’s Nocturnes. He said in effect, “I do not know what it is. But over and over again I have had the experience of sitting in a crowded concert hall playing the Nocturnes and […]