Christmas 2011

We read the lessons for Christmas II. However, Christmas is one of the times my preaching is as much about the season as the lessons. Christmas Presents: giving and opening. How could this be about Jesus? (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Christmas, […]

Read More

It was the best of sermons, it was the worst of sermons

I love preaching.  (I was shy enough growing up to still wonder at this delight in speaking in front of people.)  I’ve even gotten enough compliments beyond “Nice sermon” to think that I’m at least not horrible at it.  I am not naive enough, however, to think that every sermon is my best.  It would […]

Read More

Advent 4, 2011

The Lessons for Advent 4 can be found here. I worked with 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Luke 1: 26-38, and Canticle 15 (Luke 1:46-55). The Ark of the Covenant, the Temple, Mary and Jesus. God has had a lot of ways of being with God’s people. And how has that worked? (There will be a […]

Read More

Advent 3, 2011

The Lessons for Advent 3 can be found here.  I worked most closely with John 1:6-8, 19-28. The Pharisees and their friends have a question for John, “Who are you?” It’s a good question. But it’s not what they mean. Fortunately, John has more than one answer. (There will be a few seconds of silence […]

Read More

Theology Reading List

The catch-all line in any job description is always “and other jobs as requested.”  When you are an Episcopal Priest sometimes that line means cleaning bathrooms, negotiating with copiers, or shoveling walkways, and sometimes it means teaching theology. For the past three months, I’ve had the joyous privilege of teaching theology to future deacons.  (We’ll […]

Read More

Advent 2, 2011

The lessons for Advent 2 can be found here. I worked with Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8. What do John the Baptist and Isaiah have in common? (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your patience.) Listen here: Advent 2, 2011

Read More