God’s Social Covenant, Lent 3 2016

Morsels and Stories: In our continuing look at Eucharist, I read from Henri Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved about how Eucharist shapes our lives.   Sermon:  God is always with us and always loves us.   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked with 1 Cor 10:1-13. Listen:

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Morsels and Stories, Lent 2

Today I didn’t preach, but recorded Morsels and Stories. Part 2 of our Eucharist series we talk about the Bible and Eucharist.  (the 5 min version)  How long have we celebrated Eucharist?   Listen:

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Deserts, Lions, and the Spirit Lent 1 2016

Morsels & Stories: I started our Lenten look at Communion by touching on what the catechism says about it. Sermon: “Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls like a roaring lion.”  Has been in my head all week.  So I talked about that. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked mostly […]

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Beloved Imperfection, Ash Wednesday 2016

I invite you therefore, in the name of the Lord, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God. Let us kneel before our Creator and Redeemer. (BAS, 282) The lessons can be found by clicking here. Listen: (This is my sermon […]

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Holy Ordinary Ashes

If you look back through my sermons (link), especially my Maundy Thursday ones, you’d find a repeating theme that Jesus took ordinary things and made them holy.  We can see this in baptism where water is turned into our sacramental entrance to God’s family, in communion when bread and wine become Christ’s body and blood […]

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Messy Transfiguration, February 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read from “Does God Have a Big Toe?” Sermons: Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up the mountain for the Transfiguration.  Nothing was by accident.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked mostly closely with Luke 9:28–36, (37–43). Listen:

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Called and Blessed

     The blessing oil drips off my hands, running onto the page as I write, and Scripture’s lines about oil dripping off of Aaron’s beard run through my head. I remember how I remind others that anointing with oil was a kingly act, that our baptism anointing ties us to the apostles, prophets, priests, and […]

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