What I Wish #ExCoun Said

If you are an Episcopalian and follow Churchwide news, then you have heard that the budget (link) has a few problems–program areas getting slashed, numbers not adding up, canonical mandates not being followed. These have been well discussed at length by others (quotes and more links here, here, here, and here) , and then there’s […]

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Understanding Incarnation

I was as unprepared as any of us ever are; I was as prepared as all of us are. A seminarian doing CPE, serving the sick, the dying, the struggling. In CPE, sometimes you stumble across people who needs you and sometimes someone (usually a nurse) will page you for a patient. I don’t remember […]

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Easter 2, 2012

The lessons for Easter 2 can be found at this link: Easter 2 Lessons. I worked most closely with John 20:19-31. Recovery and Resurrection. How we learn to love like God. Listen: Easter 2, 2012

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Easter, 2012

The lessons for the Easter Vigil can be found at this link: Easter Vigil lessons. “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” also means “Everything has changed” Listen: Easter, 2012

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Good Friday, 2012

The lessons for Good Friday can be found at this link: Good Friday lessons. Good Friday is about love. May our actions be so filled with the same love. (Due to continued technical difficulties, this is nearly what I preached at Nativity’s Good Friday service.) Lisen: Good Friday, 2012

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Maundy Thursday, 2012

The lessons for Maundy Thursday can be found at this link: Maundy Thursday lessons. Eating Nourishes us. Communion is a feast. (Due to some technical difficulties, this is nearly what I preached at Nativity’s Maundy Thursday service.) Listen: Maundy Thursday, 2012

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Holy Week and Memories

Holy Week is hard.  That may seem an overly simple statement for a priest to make.  After all, Easter, Resurrection is at the center of our faith.  And this week leading up to it is full: full of weighty symbols, full of meaning, full of Church, full of work.  More sermons to write, more liturgies to plan, […]

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Palm Sunday, 2012

The lessons for Palm Sunday can be found at this link: Palm Sunday lessons. I worked most closely with the Gospel readings starting in Mark 11. The week started so well. And then, well…. It’s a little bit like life, isn’t it? (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank […]

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