A Sacred Home, Lent 2018

Edmonton got a decent amount of snow between Friday night and Sunday morning so our worship was a bit more intimate than normal.  Instead of our usual Morsels & Stories we started with a really interactive section.  I did my best to make sure the gist of the conversation got caught by the mic.  Thank […]

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Abraham’s Laughter, Lent 2 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read “The Spy on Noah’s Ark” from The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories From the Inside Out     Sermon: Why do you laugh?  Why did Noah?   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 17:1–7 15–16.   Listen: 

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Grace for Discipline, Lent 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the liturgical life-cycle of palms. Sermon: I preached on the collect today. Listen: 

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Ash Wednesday 2018

Dear friends in Christ, every year at the time of the Christian Passover we celebrate our redemption through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to renew our life in the paschal mystery. We begin this holy season by remembering our need for […]

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Funny, Tenacious, Kind, Maundy Thursday 2017

How would you describe your Church? Without using family, loving, welcoming, or community.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jn13:1-17, 31B-35.     Listen:

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Betrayed, Spy Wednesday 2017

Holy Wednesday is called Spy Wednesday because this is the day, tradition holds, that Judas went to betray Jesus to the High Priests.     The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jn 13:21-32.   Listen:

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Palm Sunday 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the anti-semitism that some of the Good Friday rubrics are responding to.  I used some of the suggestions in Amy Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew. Sermon: There were two parades entering Jerusalem that day.  And a whole other group of people plotting and scheming.  How do we understand where […]

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Dry Bones and Creation, Lent 5 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the liturgical epiclesis.   Sermon: Every three years this reading is not only an option in the Vigil service but is read on Lent 5.  I love Ezekiel with the dry bones.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Ezekiel 37:1-14.   […]

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Loved, Lent 4 2017

Morsels & Stories: I read a story from Does God have a Big Toe?   Sermon:  I draw a comparison between the man born blind and Job.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 9:1-41.   Listen:  

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Living Water, Lent 3 2017

Morsels & Stories:  As we’ll be reading banns of marriage for a parishioner I talked about the history of marriage and why we don’t often reads banns anymore. Sermon: Phoenicians, living water, and inimical seas. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  While I worked with both Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42, I was […]

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