SERMONS

Two Sermons on Immigration: “We have Arrived” and “Siding with the Immigrants”

Two Sermons on Immigration: “We have Arrived” and “Siding with the Immigrants”

These two sermons were preached at the Frontera de Cristo conference celebrating its 35 years. RESPONDING TO AN EXODUS: Gospel Hospitality and Empire – November 8-10, 2019, in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico We have Arrived   Opening Worship – Friday at 5:30pm    2 Corinthians 4:1-15 1 Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.  2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone…

The Disastrous Situation of Immigrants in US

The Disastrous Situation of Immigrants in US

This sermon was preached at the Hispanic Sumemr Program in San Antonio, TX, 2019 The Disastrous Situation of Immigrants in US Matthew 24: 1-14   You see all these buildings, do you not? Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down… Beware that no one leads you astray… And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed… all this is but the beginning of the birth pangs. ‘Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death. Many will…

Life Lived in Lights, Shadows and Darkness​​ – Sermon Preached at Duke Chapel

Life Lived in Lights, Shadows and Darkness​​ – Sermon Preached at Duke Chapel

Sermon: Life Lived in Lights, Shadows and Darkness​​ Duke Chapel February 11, 2018 The video of the whole service is here: https://chapel.duke.edu/events/university-worship-1518364800-1518368400   Biblical readings   Mark 9:2-9 9:2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 9:3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 9:4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 9:5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to…

The abyss – Homily preached at hispanic Summer Program 2017

The abyss – Homily preached at hispanic Summer Program 2017

“The abyss doesn’t divide us. The abyss surrounds us.” – says wislawa szymborska from Poland in her poem autotomy :: wislawa szymborska In danger, the holothurian cuts itself in two. It abandons one self to a hungry world and with the other self it flees. It violently divides into doom and salvation, retribution and reward, what has been and what will be. An abyss appears in the middle of its body between what instantly become two foreign shores. Life on one shore, death on the other. Here hope and there despair. If there are scales, the pans don’t move. If there is…

Latinxs Spirit – Hispanic Summer Program 2017

Latinxs Spirit – Hispanic Summer Program 2017

Monday Sermon – Latinxs Spirit / Hispanic Summer Program 2017 John 14:15-18 15 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees her nor knows it. You know it, because The Spirit abides with you, and will be in you. 18 ‘I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.         El Spirito eres Latino! Yes, The Spirit is Latina! Por supuesto, the Holy Spirt…