God on our Road, Palm Sunday 2021

Jesus is not usually a huge fan of crowds–or so Scripture makes it seem. He hangs out with the scholars in the temple rather than journey home, he often retreats from the crowds to pray or plans travel to evade a gathering crowds–until today. Today Jesus heads straight for crowded Jerusalem. The readings can be […]

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We want to see Jesus, Lent 2021

“We wish to see Jesus” immediately caught my imagination. Because yes, I do…. And because Jesus gives this theologically rich answer to a simple question. The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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Signs of Covenant, Lent 2021

I love the stories of God making a covenant with people. Because why would God? Except for love. This covenant with Noah is the first and it comes with a this repeating sign of the covenant: a rainbow. I worked most closely with Genesis 9.8-17

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Ash Wednesday 2021

It is weird approaching Lent again when Lent was the last time life seemed to make sense. If you want to join me in check COVID Standard Time, please do. Although I preached mostly on the season, there are a few references to the readings for Ash Wednesday.

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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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Jesus our Mother Hen, Lent 2 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read Dorcas’s story from Grit and Grace. Sermon: Jesus sets up a parallel between a fox and a mother hen, Herod and himself. The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 13:31-35.

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