God who Challenges, September 2021

This sermon is about Proverbs and brainteasers. (I would say more but we got a puppy this afternoon. Also why this is going up so late tonight.) Here’s a link to the texts.

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Tradition, Care, and Struggle, August 2021

The question about handwashing just hits differently in the middle of a pandemic. Which can’t be a whole sermon. But it did help shape this sermon. Listen: I worked most closely with Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.

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Faith that Gnaws, August 2021

For the sermon before a week of needed vacation, I’m quite happy. However there are a few details I want to correct or elaborate on. First, there are 39 Articles of Religion. Although the one I quote is the 29th, so perhaps we can assume that’s the basis for my confusion? Second, for my fellow […]

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Belief and Community, August 2021

I was particularly caught up by Jesus’s focus on the work of the people of God (which is belief). After so many months of our church communities faith being expressed online and in their homes, I also had the emphasis in Ephesian on our unity in the back of my mind. This swirl of thoughts […]

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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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