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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Immigrant, Lent 1 2019

Morsels & Stories: We had a brief conversation about what Lenten Disciplines people have adopted. Sermon: Paul lays out what it takes to be a Christian. And I ponder what it means to belong to our community given our tradition is rooted in immigration. The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked […]

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Palm Sunday 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about what I say during the welcome announcements and why. Sermon: Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows twice.  What can we learn from Peter’s history of getting it wrong? The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link) I worked most closely with Mark 14.1-15.47. Listen: 

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Indelible, Lent 5 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the Corporation and Vestry of the Parish and the Canons.  You can find the Canons of our Diocese here.  (link) Sermon:  I love Jeremiah and a lot of the reason might be right in this chapter.  God gives Jeremiah a promise for a people. The lessons can be found […]

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Lifting, Lent 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talk about laetare or mothering Sunday. Sermon: What if John 3:16 is an idol of the Church, and what if, maybe, the weird story about the snakes can help us understand idols and redeem John 3:16? The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked with Num 21:4–9 and John:14-21. […]

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