Abundance among groups, July 2021

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes that would never have turned into a sermon: Ever since learning that in John, Jesus asks people questions to see if they are ready to better know him, all I can think of for a second is how during our midweek lectionary bible study, I’ll ask people what they know about […]

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God’s Home, July 2021

In our first reading David and Nathan engage in a theological discussion that is ongoing. One of the places it exists today is how worship happens during a pandemic. I worked with 2 Sam 7.1-14a.

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What does the Bible say……, July 2021

I have questions on my mind. Obviously. I was really drawn into the similarities between these passages but a sermon talking about those seemed a lot more like a lecture. However, they also reminded me of one of my favourite questions to hear that also makes me a little nervous. I worked with both 2 […]

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Questions, July 2021

This week this lovely rich passage became about the questions Jesus’s hometown poses for him and how he responds because I have a lot of questions as our province enters a very open stage and St Paul’s is in the early stages of planning to resume in-building worship. I worked most closely with Mark 6.1-13.

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Help that Helps, June 2021

For perhaps the better, I didn’t think of it this way until after Church, but this could be the story of Jesus approving of side quests. (If that doesn’t make sense, that’s why it’s probably for the best. I love this story. Admittedly, I love most stories in the Bible, but this is probably top […]

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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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