Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata
Tuesday September 17, 2019
Dr. Chris Girata helps us unpack a weird parable of Jesus in Luke 16. Jesus’s moral of the story is rather confusing--we’re supposed to be shrewd like this dishonest manager? Yes--God’s children need to act shrewdly and be faithful with wealth
Tuesday March 27, 2018
In his sermon for Easter Day, Dr. Chris Girata notes that at the tomb Mary Magdalene failed to see what was right in front of her--the risen Lord--and we can often be just like Mary. On this day we get a glimpse into a divine opportunity, the opportunity of Christ and the resurrection, which can enable us to actually live in this dark and scary world.
Tuesday March 20, 2018
In his sermon for Palm Sunday, the Rev. Chris Girata says that in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus was challenging the political and religious leaders, mocking the powerful, openly criticizing the strong, and celebrating the simple grace of God. He was making fun of the Romans and their military parades as a way to point to the true power of God--a power that is found in humility, vulnerability, and grace.
Tuesday February 16, 2016
Luke 13 raises the questions, what is a prophet? The Rev. Chris Girata helps us answer that question, and points out that prophets have something in common: their truth is quickly rejected by those who have a stake in maintaining power and the status quo. Jesus serves as our example, and calls us to be prophetic in our own unique way today.
Tuesday February 09, 2016
In his sermon for the first Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Chris Girata says Jesus' temptation in the wilderness is about our human relationship with God, that we are not alone in the world and not alone to face troubles, fears, and temptations of the world on our own. Jesus provides a model for strength in the face of temptation and trouble.