Sermon Round-Up: Chickens and Stars, Lent 2

Due to a Church swap this week, I was behind the altar but not in the pulpit across town. So no sermon. Here are some of my favorites from around the interwebs. A lot about chicken and stars: Priest Lightcap reminds us that Jesus is the “the mama hen who will place herself between the […]

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Small Churches, Big Buildings, and Millennials

In the last few days, I’ve seen at least two articles speculate about how Millennials might just be important to the future of the Church and radically change the nature of the Church. Apparently, my age-peers and I are not the natural heirs the Baby Boomers and do not want to merely continue what was […]

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SR Knowing Our Story

Link: Knowing our story Summary of what I was saying and why: After everything that last week was, I didn’t know where I was going with with this week’s sermon. But I kept hearing echoes of remember who you are. Coupled with the reading from Deuteronomy and the experience of growing up in Montana this […]

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Knowing Our Story, a sermon for Lent 1 2-17-13

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Deuteronomy 26: 1-11. Knowing our story helps us tells us who we are. Our story tells us why we do the things we do. Our story, the story of the people of God, reminds us that we are Beloved. (I […]

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Ash Wednesday, 2013

The lessons for Ash Wednesday can be found by clicking here. I worked with The Exhortation. “If it ain’t about Jesus, then it ain’t about nothing at all.” With all due apologies to everyone who successfully taught me grammar, it’s worth remembering. Because Lent should be all about Jesus. (There will be a few moments […]

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SR: The Flawed Inner Circle

Link: The Flawed Inner Circle Summary of what I was saying and why: Last week I had to announce that my parish is closing. As I was trying to write that letter I knew that part two, sort of unofficially, would be this sermon. I knew how the letter would end. I knew that part […]

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Power that is Passed On: thoughts on a Papal Resignation

I woke up this morning, as I usually do, to NPR and the news. This morning I wasn’t completely sure a little time travel hadn’t been involved. The Pope resigning? But a quick check of the date (not April 1st) and other news sources (yep, the same thing) indicated, if not something completely new under […]

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The flawed inner circle: a sermon for the last Sunday after Epiphany 2-10-13

The lessons for Sunday can be found byclicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 9:28-36. Jesus brings Peter, James, and John up the mountain where Moses and Elijah appear as Jesus is transfigured. This is an inner circle of amazing flawed people. Which might be why Jesus picked them. (There will be a few […]

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SR: Dogs, cats, and love

Link: Dogs, cats, and love; a sermon for Epiphany 4 2-3-13 Summary of what I was saying and why: 1 Corinthians 13 is a passage we usually hear at weddings. I wanted a way to approach the passage and love that didn’t give everyone immediate wedding flashbacks, especially because not everyone is married. So, as […]

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Dogs, Cats, and Love: a sermon for Epiphany 4

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. My dog does not appear in my sermons very often, but this week you get to hear about life with Griz, cats, and 1 Cor 12. And love. (There will be a few moments of silence before […]

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