The Season after Pentecost
According to the church calendar, Ordinary Time is the time in between liturgical seasons. Rather than meaning common or mundane, the term “ordinary” (derived from the Latin root ordo) denotes ordered or counted time (First Sunday, Second Sunday, etc.). The period of Ordinary Time after Pentecost marks the passage of time between Trinity Sunday and Christ the King Sunday, which is the final Sunday of the liturgical year. During this portion of Ordinary Time, we focus on transformation and growth, which are symbolized by fresh flowers and green linens on the altar.
This sermon series intends to ponder divinity. To be clear, the point of this series isn’t to boil divinity down to fifteen points, or one hundred points, or one thousand points – as if we can exhaust definition for the ineffable. Nor is this series an attempt at explaining God in systematic theology categories such as communicable and incommunicable attributes. That’s been done before and it’s often onerous, which ironically, doesn’t feel very divine. Instead, this series seeks to delight in pondering crazy, confusing, beautiful, and textured attempts at understanding and appreciating ultimate reality, by considering ancient stories and thoughts about God in the Hebrew scriptures and in the New Testament.
May 27th – Divine Hospitality
June 3rd – Divine Forgiveness
June 10th – Divine Non-Violence
June 17th – Divine At-One-Ment