Sermon by The Rev. Brett P. Backus
“What are we doing here?”
Sunday, January 7, 2018
“Baptists say it by teaching a personal relationship with Jesus. Pentecostals say it by teaching living with the Holy Spirit. Catholics say it by teaching God’s real presence in the form of the Church and in the sacrament of Communion. Episcopalians say it by doing our best at somehow teaching a hodge podge balance of all of this. Our own Presiding Bishop says it by teaching the Jesus Movement. Russell Brand, much like Richard Rohr, says it by teaching an all present Christ consciousness. We are all saying it, and yet, at the same time, somehow it seems, at least for the majority of us who are looking out from within the Church structure, the church belief system, the church walls, our routines and our church politics and drama, somehow we are all also missing the point. Missing Epiphany and Missing the Christ.” From The Rev. Brett P. Backus’ sermon on Sunday, January 7, 2018.