The Baptism of Jesus: A Recipe for Being Seen

To hear audio of this sermon please click here. (Matthew 3: 13-17) The text for today got me thinking about baptism, this strange ritual that we participate in as Christians.  As if a few drops of tap water and a couple of choice words can really make a difference in someone’s life.  And yet, thousands…

All Saints: A Recipe for Remembering

In Mexico and much of Latin American, Halloween is a relatively new holiday for children. Much like here, kids don costumes and go door to door asking for treats, “Queremos Halloween!” (We want Halloween). But while fun, it is hugely over-shadowed by the events of the following day, Dia de los Muertos. You see, Day…