Alone, June 2021

My favourite line in this sermon has little to do with the rest of it. But I make a road construction season joke. Anyway, here’s how my brain makes sense of David and Goliath in a time of pandemic. I worked most closely with 1 Samuel 17. 1a 4-11, 19-23, 32-49 but I strongly suggest […]

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Help our Neighbours, June 2021

Sunday was a first. My computer decided to suddenly shut down in the middle of my sermon. I’m very thankful that the lovely people at St Paul’s responded to my sudden disappearance with calm patience. (This was, of course, live on the internet. Yay?) Thanks to the miracle of edited audio files, below is a […]

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Trinity Sunday 2021

This was not the sermon I’d planned to preach at the beginning of the week. I’d been very drawn to the Isaiah text, for many reasons including a chance to only mention Trinitarian theology in passing. (I am generally a believer in preaching on the difficult passages and theologies but I’ve preached a decade or […]

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Sighs and Groans, Pentecost 2021

Pentecost is my ordination anniversary (sort of–by calendar date it could also be the Feast of the Visitation). I love this story of the Spirit calling, bustling, sending the disciples out of their comfort zone. But that was not the aspect of the Holy Spirit’s work I’ve turned to most often lately. I worked most […]

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Trees Planted by Streams of Water, Easter 2021

I usually don’t preach from the Psalms because while I love them, they are a little slippery. I love Psalm 1, especially the language about the righteous being like trees planted by streams of water. I worked most closely with Psalm 1.

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God is There, Easter 2021

I really love Peter and Cornelius’s story. It’s intricate–definitely too intricate for a lectionary reading–and so worth knowing. Knowing the whole story really helps give shape to how we follow Jesus’s command to love one another. I worked with Acts 10.44-48 and John 15.9-17. You can find the lectionary readings here and all of Acts […]

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Vines, Easter 2021

I do not always know how I fit into some of the Bible’s agricultural metaphors. I do not have a green thumb. But I feel into and in love with Jesus’s vine metaphor. I worked most closely with John 15.1-8.

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Our Good Shepherd, Easter 2021

The fourth Sunday in Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. Every year we hear stories about our Good Shepherd. Which is beautiful and sometimes a tad exhausting for a preacher. Thank you to Sheepishly Me for some sheepish content that helped me with the exhausting angle.This year of pandemic, stress, deaths, and distancing, how badly do […]

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Renew April 2021

Every year I’m entranced and amused by the resurrected Jesus eating fish while his disciples watch. Here’s what I said this year: I worked with Luke 24.36a-48 and the prayer over the gifts.

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Easter 2021

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! I worked most closely with Mark 16.1-8.

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