Reflections by Chris Kliesen Wehrman

Little Altars Everywhere

https://youtu.be/or_vrBXXC2M SCRIPTURE: Acts 17:16, 22-28 Acts 17:16, 22-28 Common English Bible 16 While Paul waited for [Silas and Timothy] in Athens, he was deeply distressed to find that the city was flooded with idols….22 Paul stood up in the middle of the council on Mars Hill and said, “People of Athens, I see that you…

Hens, Heroes & Another Mother’s Sermon

https://youtu.be/a3yD6WTiB-I SCRIPTURE: Luke 13:34 Luke 13:34 King James Version O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Luke 13:34 Common English Bible Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you…

Laughing Jesus

Risus Paschalis (the Easter Laugh) and the Sorrow Jar

https://youtu.be/sTW8B7KPK6o Did you hear the one about the shortest sermon in history?It was titled: “Killing Jesus.” The content: “Didn’t work.” Amen. For centuries in Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant countries, the week following Easter Sunday, culminated in “Bright Sunday” (the 2nd Sunday of the Easter season). It was observed by the faithful as “days of joy and laughter”…

Empty Isn’t Really

https://youtu.be/YKKq5J7AfgA Matthew 28:1-10  VOICE 1: After the day of worship, as the sun rose Sunday morning, Mary from Magdala and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.VOICE 2: Suddenly, there was a powerful earthquake. for an angel of Adonai descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. VOICE…

Hamlet’s Walnut Shell: Dry Bones and Lazarus

https://youtu.be/a7MmlsKqwec Lent is typically a season of pilgrimage, of journeying with Jesus, and this year we are in the midst of an extraordinary journey!For most of us, every familiar pattern has been altered or disrupted.There are moments this “social distancing,” let alone, “sheltering at home,” can seem a little like being entombed, or at the…