Brave Lambs and Trustworthy Lions, Advent 2 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talk about Matthew 3:3.  Or Isaiah 40:3.  And the comma that differentiates them. (Spoiler Matthew is quoting Isaiah in this verse.)     Sermon:  How brave must the lamb be to walk in to lie down with the lion?  How trustworthy must the lion be to let the lamb live?     […]

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Prophesying Enough, Advent 3 2015

Stories and Morsels: I read “Burning Brightly” from A Spy on Noah’s Ark. Sermon: John the Baptist, Marie Kondo (who’s name I may have butchered, sorry), and the Paris agreement about carbon emissions all have something in common.  How do we know it’s enough? The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely […]

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Repentance Ping Pong, Advent 2 2015

Stories and Morsels: I used the liturgical calendar wheel, to talk about the new liturgical year we just started.  (Similar to the one that appears here if I’ve internetted correctly.) Sermon:  Repentance I talk about how repentance can be more like ping pong than an easy decision. The lessons can be found by clicking here. […]

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Finding Yes, Advent 4 2014

What was it about Mary that helped her find ‘yes!”?   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke: 1-26-38.   Listen:

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The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us, Advent 2014

The people of God have been telling Isaiah’s prophecy for a very long time.  Do we still believe it’s truth?   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11.   Listen:

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Kickstartering the Kingdom, Advent 3 2013

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 35:1-10. Goals, stretch goals, and the promises of the Kingdom. Listen:

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Map to Halfway, Advent 1 sermon Dec 2013

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 2:1-5. Isaiah holds up a vision of where we should be headed.  It’s the getting there that’s hard. Listen:

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Advent 4, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 1:39-55. I love the Magnificat (now), but today I am struck by the space between Gabriel’s announcement and Mary’s song. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Advent […]

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Advent 3, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 3:7-18. Kindness, God’s love, and a tragedy. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Advent 3, 2012

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