God is Bigger, June 2020

This texts invite us to ponder the magnificant transcendance of God–which is an “I went to seminary” sort of way of saying that God is better and bigger and so different than we are. What does that mean for us? What kind of faith journey does that result in for us? Here’s the sermon that […]

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Ridiculous, June 2020

Every time I preach on this text, I can’t help but mention that Abraham laughed to. The laughter wasn’t about Sarah, it was about the promise God is continuing to make to them. I have laughed that sort of “stop kidding me” laughter at what God promises. I suspect that there is a lot of […]

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Trinity Sunday 2020

Paul closes the second letter to the Corinthians with this prayer and blessing. It’s familiar and beloved by so many of us–and it should be. Perhaps it can help us love each other better too. I worked most closely with 2 Cor 13.11-13.

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That we all may be one, Easter 2020

Jesus prays that his followers may be one as he and the Father are one. Which I’ve always heard with a mournful tone as the Church is so often not one. Right now, as Churches are open so differently and we are learning new answers to the question of how we are a community, this […]

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Good Friday 2020

Good Friday is hard to preach this year.  I generally agree with Nadia Bolz-Weber that we shouldn’t preach from our rawest places, but this is where I–and I suspect most of us–am.  The world seems pretty terrible and scary right now.  But I also found preaching incredibly important for today because this is where we […]

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God Chooses Us, Palm Sunday 2020

With the kids we talked about Palms and how people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem and some of the ways we can welcome Jesus.  Then in the sermon, as a part 2, I preached on God’s preferential option and God chooses us, in all the complexity and potential sorrow of humanity. Most of my parish has […]

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Sense at the End, Lent 2020

At Christmas and Easter I usually note that I preach on the theology of the day more than the lections.  This sermon may need a “preached during a global pandemic” note. The blind man and Jesus have this messy encounter.  What wisdom can they teach us about how to live faithfully through this messy time? […]

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Break Yokes of Injustice, February 2020

With Lent in only a few weeks, I was easily fascinated by Isaiah’s proclamation about the kind of fast God wants.  I still don’t know what I’m giving up for Lent, but the question of how my choice affects those around me is one I’ll hold onto while I search for an answer. I worked […]

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