Sermons by The Rev. Tasha Blackburn

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“Hearing the House Band Play”- The Power of Music

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“Hearing the House Band Play”- The Power of Music  Luke 15:25-32 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn July 23, 2017 (VIDEO UNAVAILABLE THIS WEEK DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES)   I love this parable. Most people do. It gives us one of the most enduring and powerful images of God we have: the Father running out to meet his […]

“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Fear”

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“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Fear” Genesis 31:51-54 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn June 25, 2017 (VIDEO UNAVAILABLE THIS WEEK DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES) Fourteen years ago, I was opening a large box that was wrapped in fine paper with a colorful bow on top. Once I had ripped the paper and untaped the box, this is what lay waiting […]

“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Scars”

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“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Scars” Genesis 27:1-10, 30-36 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn June 18, 2017 (VIDEO UNAVAILABLE THIS WEEK DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES) “Music is the silence between the notes.” So said the composer Claude Debussy over 100 years ago. If that is so, then Isaac made a great deal of music during his life.  For his life, […]

“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac is Born”

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“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac is Born” Genesis 18:9-15; 21:1-7 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn June 11, 2017 When she woke up that morning she felt…old. She wished there was some other, loftier, feeling she could claim but really “old” was what she felt. She was worn, tired. And her body, well, to be honest, it had seen better […]