The Crucified Identity

The Rev. Patrick Schlabs | Mark 8:31-38

Everyone wants to be a winner. Often we identify ourselves by our affiliation with the “winning side,” whether it’s in sports, politics, or ideologies. Jesus’ ministry appeared to his followers as the opening scenes of a huge win, a victory that would lead to his coronation and Israel’s restoration. When, in chapter eight of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of suffering and dying, and exhorts his disciples to take up crosses, his apparent winning is turned upside down. What does this show us about God’s reign and the believer’s life? Join Patrick Schlabs as he peers into the mystery of the cross, and there finds an identity stronger than the power of death.

To Gaze Upon the Beauty of the Lord

Mr. Jacob Graudin | Mark 9:2-9

The final Sunday of Epiphany brings with it the remembrance of the Jesus’ Transfiguration, a revelation of God’s presence within him made manifest through light, cloud, and faces from the past. What do we make of the strange, seemingly arbitrary details within this narrative? How do understand the heavenly proclamation of “This is my beloved Son; listen to him”? Join Jacob Graudin as he unpacks this dense divine appearance, and finds, in the man Jesus, both Creator and Redeemer.

Stewards of the Gospel

The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson | 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

For every Christian, the gospel is the primary vocation to which we are called. But Christ uses all our various gifts and spheres as a secondary vocation through which his Kingdom advances in the world. Join Peet Dickinson as he charges the Cathedral for 2018 with St Paul’s words to the church at Corinth to become all things to all people, in order to win some.