Repentance Ping Pong, Advent 2 2015

Stories and Morsels: I used the liturgical calendar wheel, to talk about the new liturgical year we just started.  (Similar to the one that appears here if I’ve internetted correctly.) Sermon:  Repentance I talk about how repentance can be more like ping pong than an easy decision. The lessons can be found by clicking here. […]

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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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Map to Halfway, Advent 1 sermon Dec 2013

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 2:1-5. Isaiah holds up a vision of where we should be headed.  It’s the getting there that’s hard. Listen:

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Advent 4, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 1:39-55. I love the Magnificat (now), but today I am struck by the space between Gabriel’s announcement and Mary’s song. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Advent […]

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SR: Kindness, God’s love, and a tragedy

Sermon Review Link: Advent 3, 2012 Summary of what I was saying and why: I spent the first part of the week pondering kindness and what we are fully called to as Christians. After the school shooting in Newton, I wound up changing the end of the sermon. Theology: Divine love Jesus Count: low Good […]

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Advent 3, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 3:7-18. Kindness, God’s love, and a tragedy. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Advent 3, 2012

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SR We are? prepared

Sermon Review Link: Advent 2, Year C 2012 Summary of what I was saying and why: John calls us to be prepared for what is coming. And, by virtue of our baptism, we are. Theology: Baptismal Jesus Count: moderate Good News: We have been baptized and are ready. What did I change on my feet? […]

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