Bruised Reeds, Baptism of the Lord 2020

A core part of my faith, my ordination, and my approach to the world is the Baptismal Covenant.  So I always love preaching on baptism and the Sunday’s when we reaffirm our baptismal vows.  And always feel like I haven’t done the job I’d like to.  In the Scriptures for the day, I was particularly […]

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Epiphany 2020

I love the story of the Magi.  Not only are they objectively awesome, these star chasing Persians who came to worship Jesus, but so many of our assumptions about them aren’t part of Scripture.  You can read what Scripture says about them here (Matthew 2.1-12). Here’s what I said: 

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Abide with Us, Christmas Eve 2019

Christmas is always a little hard to preach.  We all know this story.  I get the privilege of having people who don’t always go to Church, or do but not my Church, hear what I say.  So, no pressure.  This year, O Little Town of Bethlehem captivated me.  When I preach with a song in […]

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Fear Not, Advent 2019

I love Joseph.  We get such a tiny tantalizing snippet of his story.  Outside of the figurines in nativity sets, we can completely ignore him.  But today I got to spend some time with him. I worked most closely with Matthew 1.18-25 (link). Listen:

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Patience, Advent 2019

In Advent we wait.  We remember the waiting before Jesus’s birth.  We wait for Jesus’s return.  The most common advice I’ve heard while waiting is to be patient.  But I don’t think Advent, or faith, work quite like that. The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with James 5.7-10. Listen:

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God’s Harmony, Advent 2019

St Paul writes, “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus.”  I have a clear memory of the first time I heard harmony and realized it wasn’t every voice doing the same thing. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  […]

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Hope in Us, Advent 2019

Jesus is quite clear that we need to be ready, and that it is our work to be ready.  What kind of ready is Jesus asking for? I worked most closely with Matt 24.36-44.  The lessons can be found here (link). Listen:  

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Peace with Justice, Reign of Christ 2019

The criminal who acknowledged that they, unlike Jesus, were justly convicted immediately drew my attention.  It seemed like such a rich way to enter the crucifixion without the weighty liturgical context of Holy Week. The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Luke 23:33-43. Listen:  

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Patience in God’s Love, November 2019

Sermons are back!  I’m at a new church and there’s really nothing like starting at a beautiful place with Jesus talking about the destruction of beautiful places of worship.  I think I found some good news in the midst of it, though. The readings can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Luke […]

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Rancher and Isaiah, August 2019

I was back in the pulpit today!  New Church, so no more Morsels & Stories. I preached on ranching and why we come to church. You can find all the lessons here (link). Listen:

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