SR: Ambiguity if not Doubt, P20/OT25 22Sept13

Link: Ambiguity if not Doubt, 22 Sept 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: Any honest preacher should tell you that this is and exceptionally tough passage to understand and even tougher to preach. The more work I did to understand it, the less I did. So this is my attempt to approach […]

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Ambiguity if not Doubt, P20/OT25 22-Sept-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 16:1-13. The Unjust Steward.  A parable that defies any fully satisfactory explanation.  Of all the crazy things Jesus says, this one is really out there. The episode of This American Life that I reference is ‘How I Got Into College.”  You can […]

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SR Darmok and Jalad at Tenagra P19/OT24 2013

Link: Darmok and Jalad at Tenagra, P19/OT23 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: We know our stories–the stories of Jesus, the stories of our faith. The stories Paul is an example of. Others don’t understand our references to our stories. Our example is lost in translation. Theology: Evangelism Jesus Count: low Good […]

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Darmok and Jalad at Tenagra, sermon P19/OT 23 9-15-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with 1 Timothy 1:12-17. ‘Darmok and Jalad at Tenagra’ (2nd episode, 5th season of Star Trek the Next Generation) is about understanding and translation. Listen:

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SR Community P18/OT23 Sept 8 201:

Link: Community, Sept 8. 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: I’ve spent years now wondering about the question I posed: what kind of community lets the tower go unfinished and laughs at the builder? Is that the community we are/want to be? Then I wanted to create a space for St Peter’s […]

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Community, a sermon for P18/OT23 9-9-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 14:25-33. Unfinished towers and warring kings–which may be about neither.  This is an interactive sermon, I hope it can be heard and understood.  My apologies if not. Listen: Notes Bene: >The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman numbering system. So […]

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Moving Lists

In the last month almost everything has changed. I’m living in a new city and country; part of a new Diocese in a new Province, rector of a new parish, and settling into my new apartment. Everything is more than fine.  Not only is the dog still with me, but Edmonton, my parish, and the […]

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Who’s holding the door? A sermon for Proper 17 9-1-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 14:1,7-14. Jesus is at a Pharisee’s house for dinner and comments on who tries to sit where.  How do we signify importance and how should we? Listen:

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