SR Christ the King 11-21-12

Sermon Review Link: Christ the King 2012 Summary of what I was saying and why: Jesus is the King. But as co-inheritors with Jesus, so are we. I spend some time building that argument and get to talk about Baptism (!). Theology: evangelism Jesus Count: moderate Good News: We are co-inheritors with Jesus. What did […]

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Christ the King, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I preached on the day, Baptism, with a little Old Testament continuation from last week. Samuel, Hannah’s son, became the annointer of Kings. A practice we still retain. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) […]

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Sunday Afternoon on Twitter

I have an ongoing goal to show that actual conversations happen on Twitter.  I like to think of Twitter as the online version of a great coffee shop where great conversation can happen.  So this afternoon on Twitter a group of us started talking about Eucharistic Prayers. Common Prayer Youth@BCPYouth Eucharistic Prayer A: Eucharistic Prayer […]

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SR: Hannah and the courage of asking for what we want

Link: Proper 28, 11-18-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: I’m constantly drawn to the assertiveness of Hannah, with Eli but also with God. Part of not being given a spirit of timidity is learning how to identify and ask for “those good things which we dare not, or in our blindness cannot” […]

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I Dream of Bishops

Tonight I’m dreaming of Bishops. I grew up in a Church with a priest who is male. He was our priest from the time my family joined the Church to when I left for seminary. Although I was blessed to have a priest who was amazingly supportive and encouraging, I still remember the first time […]

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Proper 28, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with 1 Samuel 1:4-20 and 1 Samuel 2:1-10. Hannah is one of my heroes. She knew what she wanted and persisted. What courage! (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: […]

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A #CCAB outcome

As Episcopal denizens of Twitter already know, this past week was the organizational meeting of the CCAB’s.  I attended as a new member of the Standing Commission on Lifelong Christian Formation and Education. As it often does, the appropriate role of social media was a topic for all of the assembled CCAB’s.  There were a […]

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SR: Lazarus and Jesus weeping

Sermon Review Link: All Saints, 11-4-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: This sermon wrote differently. The first line (which I kept) came very early the rest of it sort of trickled out from there. This is one of the sermons I’ve been very tempted to scrap and start over. And it’s also […]

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All Saint’s 2012

As many other parishes did, we transferred All Saint’s to this Sunday.  The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with John 11:32-44. Lazarus died. Jesus wept. Lazarus lived. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: All Saint’s 2012

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