June 24, 2018 — Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Role
Stephen is stoned to death; Saul is complicit in his death. Stephen is a martyr and Saul is a villain. This line of thinking divides us as we take sides. Looking closely at the various roles we play and our justification for them, we find God at work. Using the story of our family's argument over the purchase of a minivan, Rev. Ben weaves a narrative homily about how God constantly pulls us toward middle ground where grace and love abound.