Standing Risen in Baptismal Waters, Easter 2013

The lessons for the Easter Vigil can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Romans 6:3-11. “Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” […]

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How Incarnation Ends, a sermon for Good Friday 3-29-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I preached on Incarnation and Crucifixion. How did we think the Incarnation was going to end? (The quote is from Tragic Vision and Divine Compassion: A Contemporary Theodicy by Wendy Farley, pg 34) Listen: Good Friday, 2013

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Exposed Feet, a sermon for Maundy Thursday 3-24-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with John 13:1-17, 31b-35. This was an ecumenical service with the Methodist congregation who shares their building with us. The oddity of foot washing, with a little Thrilling Adventure Hour and a lot of Jesus. Listen: Maundy Thursday, 2013

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SR The Glory of Jesus Christ, Palm Sunday 2013

Link:The Glory of Jesus Christ Summary of what I was saying and why: Palm Sunday is the beginning of the challenge of Holy Week preaching. The texts and liturgies almost do preach themselves and yet I do feel a need to voice where I believe my community is amongst the texts. Palm and Passion Sunday […]

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More than Jesus is Awesome

I am a Christian. I am not always sure if it is okay to call myself one. A week ago Marcus Mumford, whose music I enjoy, had an interview published in Rolling Stone where he said, “I don’t really like that [the word Christian]… I wouldn’t call myself a Christian. I think the word just […]

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The Glory of Jesus Christ, a sermon for Palm Sunday 3-24-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with Philippians 2:5-11, the ride into Jerusalem, and story of Jesus. Glory is due to Jesus. Which is where we start today. And Jesus is not done. Listen: Palm Sunday, 2013

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SR Expensive Misundstandings, Lent 5

Link: Expensive Misunderstandings Summary of what I was saying and why: Paul gets a bad reputation. At least when I hang out in liberal or cynical circles. That’s where I started. Then I started thinking about Mary and the hidden story we don’t know about this nard. What did it cost her to anoint Jesus’s […]

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Expensive Misunderstandings, a sermon for Lent 5, 3-17-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with Philipians 3:4b-14 and John 12:1-8. Paul, who lists off his credentials this morning, is often misunderstood. I pull Mary’s story from the Gospel and the #humbrag from twitter in. Listen: Lent 5, 2013

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Coming home again, a sermon for Lent 4 3-10-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32. Coming home again is hard. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Lent 4, 2013

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Cotton Candy Dreams

I remember being not that little and watching the concession-person at the carnival magically spin the cotton candy into a fluffy pink ball to carry as we went home. Well, at least as we started home. I don’t think the cotton candy ever made it all the way home. Once I started eating my ball […]

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