Epiphany

Stories on the Way Home

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Morsels & Stories: I propose a lenten discipline of reading theology, along with some book suggestions that don’t require a theology degree to read, understand, or learn from.

Sermon: Jesus goes up a mountain to pray. What a story Peter, James, and John didn’t tell.

The lessons for today can be found here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 9:28-43.

March 10 Edited to correct the audio file so you can listen to the sermon I describe. Apologies!

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Measuring Flour and Grace, February 2019

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Morsels & Stories: I read the Ark of the Covenant’s story from  The Spy at Jacob’s Ladder.

Sermon: Making pies and changing the world.

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 6:27-38.

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Fishers, February 2019

Over a picture of multicoloured koi, text reads "you have been fishers of people since the Holy Spirit fished you out of Baptismal Waters."
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Morsels & Stories: I talked about fiction and the theology I’ve found and loved there.

Sermon: I preach on making fishers, of fish and people.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 5:1-11.

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Gifts, January 2019

Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens.

Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11

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Third Thoughts, Baptism of Our Lord 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read from Does God Have a Big Toe?

Sermon: I cite a favourite theologian of mine: Terry Pratchett. What can Discworld teach us about the Holy Spirit?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 3:15-17 21-22

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Where is the child? Epiphany 2019

what if the only way toMorsels & Stories:  We talked about the magi and Epiphany chalk blessings.

Sermon: The magi show up in the wrong place, asking the wrong person the right question.  How do we understand and find those still asking the right questions?

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Matthew 2:1-12.

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Speaking Love into Chaos, Baptism of Our Lord 2018

God speaks love into our chaosMorsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.

 

 

Sermon: In our baptism God speaks love into our chaos, which is what God does.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 1:1-5.

 

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Through a Baptismal Lens, February 2017

through-baptism-we-practice-seeing-the-worldthrough-the-grace-of-godStories & Morsels: I talked about one of the symbols of baptism, it’s history and presence in St Peter’s Baptismal Font.

 

 

Sermon:  Leviticus, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Baptismal Covenant.

 

You can find the lessons by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18.

 

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Choose Life, February 2017

choose-lifeStories & Morsels: I read the story “Moses” from Does God have a Big Toe?

 

Sermon: Why Deuteronomy is a book we shouldn’t always skim over.

 

You can find the lessons by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Deuteronomy 30:15-20.

 

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Salty, February 2017

saltMorsels & Stories: I talked about why and how we clean up after communion.

 

Sermon: Why salt isn’t like other spices.

 

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 5:13-20.

 

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