I love preaching today. It’s also possibly the hardest sermon to preach. Today the vulnerability of Jesus, of God, of the creator of the universe, is on display. The lessons for Good Friday are here. At our ecumenical service, the reading was Luke 22.54-23-56. I was blessed with local ecumenical colleagues to collaborate with on […]
A seminary classmate did an exegesis on “Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom” and said that every time she heard that lesson she heard the Taize melody. And now I do too. When and where are Jesus’s Kingdom? The lessons for today can be found here.
I love Maundy Thursday. I love the chance to eat together, to express the care and love we have for one another through the oddity of the washing of feet. I am mourning all of those things today. But I have also seen signs of God’s great love in my church family and those are […]
Easter Vigil is my favourite service of the whole year. My previous church didn’t hold one so I’d been looking forward to this night since I started at St Paul’s in November. This is not how I was expecting it to unfold. But the stories we would have read are still true and the light […]
Good Friday is hard to preach this year. I generally agree with Nadia Bolz-Weber that we shouldn’t preach from our rawest places, but this is where I–and I suspect most of us–am. The world seems pretty terrible and scary right now. But I also found preaching incredibly important for today because this is where we […]
This is a weird Maundy Thursday. In my part of the world we aren’t worshipping in our buildings (we are worshipping together and in person, just online). One of the effects of this is that we are fasting from the Eucharist. One of the other effects is that we are limiting the spread and #flattenthecurve […]
With the kids we talked about Palms and how people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem and some of the ways we can welcome Jesus. Then in the sermon, as a part 2, I preached on God’s preferential option and God chooses us, in all the complexity and potential sorrow of humanity. Most of my parish has […]