Threshold of Love, Pentecost 2018

Morsels & Stories: We talked about ways the Holy Spirit appears and acts. Sermon:  The Holy Spirit moves the disciples from inside to outside, from fear to action.  Happy Birthday to the Church! The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Acts 2:1-21. Listen: 

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From Judas to Matthias, Easter 7 2018

Morsels & Stories: We practice casting lots.  This a surprisingly long Biblical practice.  It can feel a bit odd and a little bit fun (at least the way we tried it). Sermon: The disciples fill Judas’s place among them.  Which was an act of faith and trust in the Holy Spirit. The lessons can be […]

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Sent in Love, Easter 6 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read from The Spy on Noah’s Ark Sermon: Jesus compares his relationship with God to our relationship with Jesus while Peter lives that out. The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link)  I worked with Act 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17. Listen: 

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Amateurs in Baptismal Waters, Easter 5 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talk about the Eucharist Prayer we’re using in Easter and some of the reasons I like the BAS.  If you want to read the pages I talk about and don’t have a Book of Alternative Services, you can borrow one from St Peter’s or read them online here: link. Sermon: Where […]

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Witnesses, Easter 3 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about why I keep sharing the 10 Rules for Respect.  (I borrowed them from Bishop Rickel and you can see his version here link.) Sermon:  Jesus looks at his recently deserting, scared and lost disciples and calls them his witnesses. The lessons for today can be found be here link.  […]

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Terror and Amazement, Easter 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read from The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop by Edward Hays.  It seemed appropriate for April Fool’s Day. Sermon: Mary, Mary, and Salome went to do what their mother’s taught them. I worked most closely with Mark 16:1-8 which you can find here (link). listen:   

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The Promise of Unity, Easter 7 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about vacation and Benedictine balance.  I read from Sr Joan Chittister’s commentary on The Rule of Benedict.   Sermon: Jesus promises to be with us always, also he ascends to heaven.     The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 17:1-11. Listen:

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Keep My Commandments, Easter 7 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about #praytoendfamine.  You can learn more here. Sermon: Jesus tells us to love him and keep his commandments.  What does Jesus tell us about how we best keep commandments?   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 14:15-21. Listen:

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The Commandments, The Love, The Way Easter 5 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the part of the Eucharistic Prayer called the anamnesis.  How time gets slippery, bringing the past forward so it is present with us during the Eucharist.  I read from “The Cult as Recapitulation of the History of Salvation,” Jean Jacques von Allman’s essay in Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology. Sermon: […]

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The sheep outside, Easter 4 2017

Morsels & Stories: I read from the introduction to Rabbi Kushner’s reflection on psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd.   Sermon:  I remember a story we read about a month ago about Samuel heading off to anoint the boy out in the field with the sheep.   The lessons can be found by clicking […]

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