November 11, 2018 — Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

“A Little Help from My Friends”
We are losing our religious vocabulary and one way to reclaim it is to use it. But how? In the story of Jacob's dream, we find a man in need and in his time of need God enters his dream and calls him to slow down, listen, and proclaim what's happened. This is our call, too. And when we live it we begin to reclaim our religious vocabulary — as words like worship, prayer, and proclamation are used with more regularity. (Note: the opening story about pointing north comes from Jonathan Merritt's book, "Learning to Speak God from Scratch.")