Proper 15, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with Ephesians 5:15-20. “Where is God in the middle of all of this?” (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Proper 15, 2012

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SR Proper 14 8-12-12: Ephesians, anger, and Church

Sermon Review Link: Proper 14 8-12-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: We get angry. We aren’t perfect. We never have been. With God, we’re working on it. Theology: community Jesus Count: low Good News: The ideal church (we heard about last week) can be found among us. As we work toward it. […]

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Proper 14, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with Ephesians 4:25-5:2. “Be angry but do not sin.” Ummmm….that’s trickier than it sounds. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Proper 14, 2012

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Hair Loss

My mother wore her hair long until cancer and chemotherapy left her bald. I remember her telling me, from the first of many hospital beds, that she’d chosen to have them shave her whole head. As far as I can remember she handled baldness well with wigs, scarves, and bare scalp. A few years and […]

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Sermon Review: Proper 13, Ephesians, Baptism, and Eucharist

Sermon Review Link: Proper 13 8-5-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: Ephesians 4 starts with a great section on Christian unity. Which is really difficult and we never quite achieve, but we keep practicing. A lot more than you may think. Especially through our baptism and Eucharist. Theology: Baptismal and Eucharistic theology […]

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Proper 13, 2012

The lessons for Sundayshe can be found at this link. I worked most closely with Ephesians 4:1-16. The author of Ephesians starts this section of his letter with a passage on Christian unity. Which is always a bit difficult and something we practice. There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. […]

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Sermon Review: Proper 12, David, Bathsheba, and sex

Sermon Review Proper 12 6-29-12 Listen to the sermon here Summary of what I was saying: David and Bathsheba have sex. Adulterous sex or possibly rape (the text is unclear about motivations). This leads to pregnancy, murder, and marriage. Both text and Jewish tradition are fairly silent about D&B’s motivations. Good News: The story is […]

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