SR Pledges and Priorities, Lent 1 2014

Link: Pledges and Priorities, Lent 1 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Having not been on the ball with scheduling the Sunday for St Peter’s Scout Troop to join us and make their Scout Pledges, Lent 1 became Scout Sunday. Which became a significant part of sermon preparation. I wanted to acknowledge […]

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SR Holiness Gap, Epiphany 7 2014

Link: Holiness Gap, Epiphany 7 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Be holy. Be Perfect. I love these sections where we see the rationale behind the laws that make us so uncomfortable. And I hate it. Holy, perfect are not things we become, not like God is. So I started thinking about […]

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SR Different not Dangerous, Epiphany 6 2014

Link: Differeent no Dangerous, Epiphany 6 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: “pluck out your eye…cut off your hand” I’ve been fascinated with this passage since a rather bad sermon in preaching class. It’s a hard section in a hard section. And yet I keep trying to sort it out in a […]

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SR: What Simeon Didn’t See, Feast of the Presentation 2014

Link: What Simeon Didn’t See, Feast of the Presentation 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I have always loved the Nunc Dimitis. I learned it as part of Compline and thus still think of it with the Latin heading the BCP79 uses. In large part because of that I didn’t think I […]

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SR Paul and the Beer Rule, Epiphany 3 26Jan2014

Link: Paul and the Beer Rule, Epiphany 3 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I don’t preach on a text from one of the Epistles, so when this section of 1 Corinthians called to me, I went with it. After that I wanted to talk about differences and divides without letting the […]

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SR St Peter’s 100th Anniversary

Link: St Peter’s 100th Anniversary Summary of what I was saying and why: Sunday was approximately 100 years since the dedication of St Peter’s. We had a 1914 style service followed by a Parish lunch. It was a great day. All I wanted to do was say something about the history of St Peter’s, of […]

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SR Gospel Alchemy, Christmas 2, 2014

Link: Gospel Alchemy, Christmas 2, 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I love John’s prologue. My parish has a gifted artist who has been creating an Advent piece from this imagery. (I’ll add a picture tomorrow) So I spent a lot of Advent thinking about the radical truth expressed in this passage. […]

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SR Kickstartering the Kingdom Advent 3 2013

Link: Kickstartering the Kingdom Summary of what I was saying and why: I had started somewhere else with work that going to become not this sermon. It didn’t fit the lessons. In the wake of that massive edit I had one note about how these things Jesus and Isaiah mention were stretch goals. And then […]

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SR Jades and the Tree of Jesse, Advent 2 2013

Link: Jades and the Tree of Jesse, Advent 2 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: I actually started with the word steadfast in the Epistle. That got me to the concept of being steadfast with one another and the Jade plant story. But steadfast is not a common story. So I wound […]

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SR Map to Halfway, Advent 1 2013

Link: Map to Halfway, Advent 1 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: I love Isaiah and the imagery of God’s Holy Hill is one that seems to be popular. Except we don’t actually live there. It’s not close. Theology: Atonement Jesus Count: medium Good News: Jesus meets us halfway What did I […]

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