First Sunday after Christmas, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7. Disciplinarian. I don’t react well to the concept. So Paul telling us that we are free is great. Well, mostly. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: […]

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Christmas, 2012

The lessons for Christmas can be found by clicking here. I worked with both John 1:1-14 and Isaiah 52:7-10. Christmas: it’s not about the shoes. (But I wore great ones) Listen: Christmas, 2012

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Advent 4, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 1:39-55. I love the Magnificat (now), but today I am struck by the space between Gabriel’s announcement and Mary’s song. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Advent […]

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SR: Kindness, God’s love, and a tragedy

Sermon Review Link: Advent 3, 2012 Summary of what I was saying and why: I spent the first part of the week pondering kindness and what we are fully called to as Christians. After the school shooting in Newton, I wound up changing the end of the sermon. Theology: Divine love Jesus Count: low Good […]

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Advent 3, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 3:7-18. Kindness, God’s love, and a tragedy. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Advent 3, 2012

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SR We are? prepared

Sermon Review Link: Advent 2, Year C 2012 Summary of what I was saying and why: John calls us to be prepared for what is coming. And, by virtue of our baptism, we are. Theology: Baptismal Jesus Count: moderate Good News: We have been baptized and are ready. What did I change on my feet? […]

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Advent 2, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 3:1-6. John calls us all to be prepared. And we are. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon starts.  Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Advent 2, 2012

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SR: There will be (are) signs

Sermon Review Link: Advent 1, 2012 Summary of what I was saying and why: It’s the first Sunday if Advent and we have Jesus talking about signs. Unpleasant signs. As Christians we a to be signs of God’s love in this world. Theology: echscatology, living faith Jesus Count: high Good News: Jesus’s promise may include […]

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Advent 1, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 21:25-35. There will be signs, Jesus says. But I don’t like the signs he talks about. And what sort of signs are we suppose to be? (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank […]

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