SR: Is it all about Bartimeaus?

Sermon Review Link: Proper 25, Year B Summary of what I was saying and why: What if it’s not (just) about Bartimeaus? The healing aspect of Bartimeaus’ Gospel appearance can be too exclusive for some (if not many) of us. Fortunately, he and Jesus weren’t the only people on the road that day. Theology: Jesus […]

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Proper 25, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Mark 10:46-52. We know this story, it’s about Bartimeaus and Jesus. Right? (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Proper 25, 2012

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SR: What does success look like?

Sermon Review Link: Proper 24, Year B Summary of what I was saying and why: Christians are measured by our faithfulness. I really wanted to address God’s speech from the whirlwind in Job and Jesus’s response to the sons of Zebedee. The challenge became finding good news in the midst of two versions of “There […]

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Proper 24, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Job 38:1-7, 34-41 and Mark 10:35-45. Job, James, and John are all wrestling with the question, “What does success look like?” And God speaks. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your […]

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Sermon Round Up

Sermon Round Up Last weekend was Diocesan Convention so I was away from my Church. Thus no sermon. I was privileged to hear my colleagues and Bishop preach. However, I like my growing habit of finding three or four sermons I really enjoyed each week. So here’s are a few of them. First, Pastor Anderson’s […]

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Family Reunion (aka Diocesan Convention)

This weekend is Diocesan Convention for Episcopalians in Montana. I should confess that I love Diocesan Convention. As we Episcopalians are wont to do, we quibble over what should or shouldn’t happen, what’s appropriate or unnecessary at a Diocesan Convention. And whatever my opinion may be, I will love Convention. This is my family. The […]

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SR: Jesus, divorce, and theology

Sermon Review Link: Proper 22 YrB 10-7-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: Jesus is talking about divorce. But not divorce and marriage in the Biblical sense, about God and people. Theology: marriage theology, in the best sense of the term Jesus Count: moderate Good News: God will not divorce us. What did […]

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Proper 22, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Mark 10:2-16. Jesus on divorce; Jesus the theologian. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Proper 22, 2012

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SR: Lady Gaga, accountability, and the Gospel

Sermon Review Link: Proper 21, 9-30-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: There’s a difference between policing others behavior (judgment) and helping others be accountable. Theology: Christian community Jesus Count: moderate Good News: we are called to accountability. What did I change on my feet? Aside from the fact that the sermon I […]

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