Mountain tops aren’t what they used to be. I have heard it is now possible to make and receive cell phone calls at the top of Mount Everest. Mountain-top experiences, those moments of transcendence, on the other hand, are still happening. There are many places where these experiences happen–camp, camping, nature, even mountains–we love them […]
Are transfiguration and transformation different?
Transfiguration and transformation are quite similar words. They are obviously not identical, neither in spelling nor meaning, but are they different? There are many different words meaning virtually or literally the same thing . . . what about these two? As I thought about Transfiguration Sunday and reviewed the texts for today I began to […]
Another look at Transfiguration
Transfiguration Sunday comes around every church year. You can think of it as the last Sunday of Epiphany or the last Sunday before Lent but it comes up no matter what you think of it. This is the beauty and (sometimes) the challenge of following the Lectionary. I am grateful to all of those preaching […]