Proper 21, 2012

You can find the lessons for this Sunday by clicking here. I worked most closely with Mark 9:38-50. Lady Gaga, accountability, and the Gospel. (Yes, I enjoyed this one. There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Proper 21, 2012

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Proper 20, 2012

The lessons for this Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Proverbs 31. Checklist or list? Why do we care? (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Proper 20, 2012

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SR: Jesus, the Cross, and a post-crucifixion world

Sermon Review Link: Proper 19 9-16-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: “Taking up our cross” is about living a life already given away to Jesus. Theology: what it is to be a Christian Jesus Count: low Good News: It’s not about dying on a cross, it’s about living as a Christian. What […]

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Proper 19, 2012

The lessons for this Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Mark 8:27-38. “Take up your cross and follow me.” Which is no less difficult when we aren’t actually in danger of being crucified. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your […]

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Peace, People, and Prayer

Part of what I inherited when I came to the Church I serve was a labyrinth with a Peace Pole in the middle. Due to a variety of reasons, we now worship in a space not near them. So I found out via email that our pole had recently been vandalized. The four sides of […]

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SR: Faith, Works, and a Syrophoenician

Life got overly busy the past few weeks. Sorry. I won’t promise it’ll never happen again. Sermon Review Link: Proper 18, Sept 9 2012 Summary of what I was saying and why: “Faith without works is dead.” One of the major ideas is James, and one of the points people oversimplify about the book. Faith […]

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Proper 18, 2012

The lessons for this Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with James 2:1-17 and Mark 7:24-37. “Faith without works is dead.” It’s a catchy phrase, but neither the history nor the living is that simple. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your patience.) […]

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Proper 17, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with Song of Songs (Song of Solomon) 2:8-13. We are the Beloved Children of God. Which is hard to live into. But love is transformative. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: […]

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