Robert Rimbo is bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
The gift of loving
This week's reading tells us in clear, compelling words where the Christian life begins and ends, where the church finds its purpose. It’s not with condemnation; it’s with love. It’s a commandment from Christ. It’s a gift, and it is new. What an interesting collection of descriptors.
April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013: John 13:31-35
The people in an Ohio county were angry with the area’s red foxes because they had eaten some of the people’s domestic chickens and many of the wild quail....
April 16, 2013
A shepherd who cares
This Sunday of words and songs about sheep and shepherds has always challenged me. For most of my preaching life I’ve been in or near a city. Now I live in New York City, where as far as I know even the Sheep Meadow in Central Park has no sheep. Yet here is an enduring image from Jesus, an image captured perhaps millions of times in our art, our songs, our stories.
April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013: John 10:22-30
I’ve always been challenged by the lectionary readings for this Sunday....
April 9, 2013
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