Out of the Depths, Lent 2020

The lectionary, from which we get our Sunday readings, has been super on point recently.  If you, like me and so many others, have been asking the hard questions about what to do in times of trouble and where God is when we are sad and overwhelmed, these are readings for us. I worked with […]

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Sense at the End, Lent 2020

At Christmas and Easter I usually note that I preach on the theology of the day more than the lections.  This sermon may need a “preached during a global pandemic” note. The blind man and Jesus have this messy encounter.  What wisdom can they teach us about how to live faithfully through this messy time? […]

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Water from a Rock, Lent 3 2020

St Paul’s, as part of The Diocese of Edmonton, canceled public worship until the end of the month.  In the decade or so of recording and posting my sermons, I’ve learned that even just hearing the sermon can be an important point of contact for people who can’t, for a variety of reasons, come to […]

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Break Yokes of Injustice, February 2020

With Lent in only a few weeks, I was easily fascinated by Isaiah’s proclamation about the kind of fast God wants.  I still don’t know what I’m giving up for Lent, but the question of how my choice affects those around me is one I’ll hold onto while I search for an answer. I worked […]

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Presentations, February 2020

When the Feast of the Presentation is on the same day as your Annual Meeting, you get to preach on Mary, Joseph, and all the things your parish offers to God. I worked most closely with Luke 2.22-40. Listen:

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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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